Mets fans prefer to keep Ike Davis over David Wright

Last week we ran a poll at Mets360 asking which player you would least like to see traded. With 404 people voting, here were the results: Ike Davis – 55% David Wright – 28% Daniel Murphy – 6% Ruben Tejada – 6% Lucas Duda – 5% I figured that Davis and Wright would be the [...]

Ruben Tejada’s quietly outstanding season

I bet you have no idea how outstanding Ruben Tejada has been this year. On the surface, it seems like he’s made progress from a year ago and is a competent major leaguer. But what he’s doing at his age and his position is really noteworthy. Since 1901, Tejada is one of just 116 players [...]

Mets Notes: Tejada v Turner, Izzy usage & HR

At the start of Spring Training, one of the biggest questions facing the Mets was who was going to be the club’s starting second baseman. Nearly 130 games into the season, not much has changed. Sure, Justin Turner has held down the position for the great majority of the year but his hold seems tenuous, [...]

Mets need to move Daniel Murphy back to 2B

With Jose Reyes and David Wright both seemingly on the verge of returning from the disabled list, the Mets are inching closer to having their full offensive team available. When those stars return the obvious plan is to have Justin Turner and Ruben Tejada battle it out for the starting job at second base. But [...]

Who Are These Mets?

Four games, 52 runs scored, 69 hits, only three of which were home runs – all hit in a single game and two of those were grand slams. As Casey Stengel meant to tell us all those many years ago, “The Mets are amazin’.” Every cylinder of the offense is firing, the pitchers are unfettered [...]

What should we make of Ruben Tejada?

Last winter the Mets made the decision that Ruben Tejada was going to play shortstop in the minors and was not a candidate for the team’s second base job. Sandy Alderson kept true to this vision by including Tejada in the first round of cuts. The decision made sense. The 21-year old had not overwhelmed [...]

Mets Minors: Brandon Moore flies under the radar

INTRODUCING Brandon Moore Recently, Mets GM Sandy Alderson bemoaned the lack of starting pitching depth in the farm system. Meanwhile, the unheralded Moore is 3-0 with a 2.76 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP in five starts in Double-A. The 25-year-old, who is the B-Mets No. 5 starter, has won his last two starts, allowing one [...]

End of season report card for the Mets

For a season that opened up with hope, and which was carried to the All-Star break, the Mets once again flamed out and disappointed their fans and had their second consecutive losing season (79-83). Change is now on the horizon as GM Omar Minaya and manager Jerry Manuel were given their pink slips on Monday. [...]