It’s time to bring Ruben Tejada back up

Posted: July 29, 2013 in News, Opinion
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By Steven Inman

The Mets have been without Ruben Tejada for months now after he was hurt and then optioned to Vegas. Tejada has really turned it on in Las Vegas and looks ready to contribute at the big league level.

I think it is important to use these last two months to see if Tejada is your shortstop next year. Omar Quintanilla has been a solid glove and deserves to stay on this team as a utility man but he’s hitting .229 for the season. Quintanilla is not a long term answer anywhere at the big league level, Tejada might be.

The 23-year old Tejada went 4-4 yesterday for Triple A Las Vegas and is hitting .337 down there. With just two months left in the season, the Mets should recall Tejada and see if he has improved offensively and defensively since his demotion.

Can Tejada hit enough to be more than just a utility guy? We will never know if he stays in the minors.


  1. Michael Young says:

    Steve – Apparently it is time to bring Tejada back up and to see what he has and if he he going to be here next year or not. Mike

    • Steven Inman says:

      I agree mike we need to know what Tejada is as a ball player. Can he hit enough to play everyday? Is he just a utility guy? I think he’s good enough to be a big leaguer for a long time but I’m skeptical he can hit enough like he did in 2012 to justify him playing everyday.

      Terry Collins was asked when Tejada would be back and Terry said September but if Quintanilla keeps struggling that could change. Thanks for the comment mike

  2. […] I wrote about a month ago that it was time to bring Tejada back up. You can check out that article here. […]

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