Jay Horwitz ?@Jay_HorwitzPRRuben Tejada talks with media at Citi Field today. Says he will bat anywhere in Terry Collins' lineup. http://pic.twitter.com/gOxM8SDZ
8h Eric Simon ?@AmazinAvenueMets Morning News: Port St. Lucie Dreaming http://sbn.to/Ya8sJ2
5 Feb Jorge Castillo ?@jorgeccastilloReporting to camp on time isn't early enough for Terry Collins. So Ruben Tejada is reporting 8 days early: http://www.nj.com/mets/index.ssf/2013/02/mets_14.html #mets
5 Feb SportsNet New York ?@SNYtv#SNYSportsNite @KBurkhardtSNY talks with Ruben Tejada about his game and 2013 http://on.sny.tv/VGz9dp #snymets
Yeah, I heard he was going to make it a point to come early this year. Nice to see the kid working hard with his off-season training this year, and learning his lesson from last year by coming early this time. Getting a shot to be a starter in the majors doesn't come around for many for guys, and so you'd be crazy not to do all you can to make a good showing of the opportunity you do get.
I have a good feeling that Ruben could be a very solid-good hitter if he really applies himself. Just try not to do too much. Stay within himself and hit the ball to all fields. And also improve his eye at the plate. He doesn't have to hit .300 to be big value to us. Just play above average defense, and hit around .280+ with .350ish OBP, steal more bases, and I'll be more than happy.
he also spent a few weeks working w/ reyes so hes entering camp in great shape
apparently one of the biggest things he worked on w/ jose was base stealing...
hes swiped around 20 before in the minors (18 & 19 if im not mistaken)
granted, its easier in the minors but clearly he's not exactly SLOW....if he learns how and when to steal, he can probably snag around 10-15 a year, which is totally acceptable