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Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada won’t play until Friday

Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada will not play until Friday, at the earliest, Terry Collins said on Tuesday (Puma, March 4).

Davis has a tight calf and Tejada has a tight hamstring.

Lucas Duda also missed Tuesday’s game resting a tight left hamstring (Ehalt, Mar. 4). He says it’s nothing serious and he will be back in the lineup in a few days (Carig, Mar. 4).

Collins said Monday that David Wright and Daniel Murphy should play in their first Grapefruit League game toward the end of this week.




33 comments
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Still don't understand why Flores isn't starting at SS today.  Seratelli isn't making this squad.  

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

Get these guys outta here. I woulda signed drew already and duda would be my first basemen. Ike Davis has the worst swing I ever seen. He lounges at everything. Even that homerun he hit was a total lounge. Hes not going to be good, I want him to be but I just don't see it. Not that I think Duda is that great but I think he'll be decent. Plus I really like Satin as the right handed compliment off the bench.

tommets
tommets

Boras and Drew are creeping in while Alderson is grinding his teeth.

Michael Fichera
Michael Fichera

Obviously someone didn't do cardio in the offseason. Duda too, he isn't on this list but complained about soreness.

Mont5
Mont5

Which means cut both players. Get rid of both of them.

nncyel
nncyel

You guys are really pathetic. It's spring training. Players constantly being held back for little aches and pains. The idea is to be ready for opening day which is 4 weeks away. Personally I'm pulling for both Tejada and Davis. Why? Because I'm a fan and they are on the team and I'd like to see the team and the players on the team do well. They've both shown some glimpses of being everyday major league players - and some glimpses of not. If they don't perform this year they will be gone. But I don't understand the constant negativity - bitching, whining, moaning - and insulting of players. You're fans - try rooting for the team and its players for goodness sakes.


If they end up bringing in Drew, great - then I'll pull for him and hope that Tejada does well as our utility infielder. If not, Tejada is our shortstop and I hope he does well. 

nwmets
nwmets

Notice they don't say *which* Friday?

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

Is the latest they'll play again never? Cause I'd be perfectly fine with that too!

buddyryan
buddyryan

Hopefully, they aren't playing opening day

Steven Glansberg
Steven Glansberg

Just get drew in here already, I'm tired of this charades... Next thing we know Q is our opening day SS

mets2891
mets2891

ohhhh great, I love playing this game

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

@Enrique  i guess the mets jus don't see him as a ss and neither do i bc he's not a ss.  defense is very important at short.  Aren't you tired of playing people out of position? How ab the Mets go get a real ss.  I think ike Davis is going to suck.  He should be getting a shot at first base if anything

eric88
eric88

@nncyel   Good luck with that. I mean Tejada is so limited athletically. I mean a good year for him would be .268, 0 hr's, 31 rbi, 2 sb's, 19 doubles. That is a bad year for any  other SS.

eric88
eric88

@nncyel   Yeah I agree to an extent, but 2 -.200 hitters, lets be honest it's hard when they spend the season battling to stay over .200 !! That is pretty pathetic. Surely you can understand the fans fustration, I hope.

nymess
nymess

@nncyel  it's great to hear from optimistic fans, but a lot of that will just give you false hope. this is a major market team with no excuse not to bring in higher quality players than what we have at certain positions. they're sitting towards the bottom of the MLB in payroll. how can you not bitch about that? more specifically, the Mets CAN do better at shortstop than Tejada via a trade or even spending a little more money to get Drew...hence the complaints.


it's hard to just sit back and accept everything that's happened with this organization and just blindly root along. a lot of it is just plain old unacceptable - it's been too long, and there have just been too many losing seasons. 

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E

@Mike Dell Italia @Enrique  Everybody doesn't see him as a SS, but you have to give him a look.  How does it hurt?  Especially with Tejada out.  

nncyel
nncyel

@eric88 @nncyel  So why don't you look up the stats line for the shortstop of the 2013 National League Champion. Here I'll save you the time. 


400+ AB 1 HR 25 RBI. WAR -0.2. 


So the Cardinals can get to a WS with a shortstop of Tejada's level, but the Mets are being a franchise worthy of contempt for doing so. 


Would I rather have Reyes. Sure. But that ship has sailed. Woud I rather have Asdubral Cabrera. Sure. But you're potential trade of a bunch of Mets castoffs for him is not going to happen - why would the Indians want to trade a very good player for a bunch of castoffs.

Ed Yano
Ed Yano

You need to be specific about a trade for a SS. And realistic in what you would send to the other team,and the little bit more money for Drew is currently 4.5million.We would all like an upgrade at SS but it take 2sides to get a deal done.

nncyel
nncyel

@nymess @nncyel  Do you think it's a god-given right for the baseball team you root for to be a winner? Where was that written? Heck look at the Cubs. Haven't won anything in a century. A major market team. Seems like they'be been rebuilding forever.


The Mets are my team and I pull for them. You can choose to be optimistic or choose to be what I call nattering nabobs of negativism (first coined by Spiro Agnew of course, but it applies so well to so many Mets fans).


So natter on if you'd like, but I'm pulling for Davis and Tejada.



nncyel
nncyel

@Victor Triguero @nncyel  It's the beginning of spring training - if you can't be optimistic now when can you be? If the Mets are in 4th place in August and Tejada and Davis are hitting .225, at that point we can criticize the players and the organization. 


I disagree with you on Tejada. When the Mets were contemplating the Reyes situation I was in favor of passing on him and going with Tejada. I played SS as a kid and up to JV in college when my inability to hit a curve ball doomed me, and many of the Mets shortstops have been my favorite players - starting with Bud Harrelson. I loved Reyes but I thought the constant threat of him being injured was not worth the gamble. I evaluated Tejada as a reliable alternative - never going to be Reyes or even close, but a perfectly adequate to good fielder who looked like he could get on base a lot. Never going to electrify us with triples in the gap, but a solid player. The Mets could go with him and look to improve in other areas. He hasn't quite panned out like I thought he would, but I still think he can. I'm pulling for him.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@Victor Triguero @nncyel I thought the Mets were supposed to move on from both if they didn't perform well LAST year and they were both awful yet here they still are in the Mets projected starting lineup this season.

Steven Glansberg
Steven Glansberg

@Brian Webster @Tony Zucco  I don't understand what they're doing with flores, if he's even a little worse than tejada with the glove (shouldn't be that hard) then he should be given the shot.. I said this like a month ago and someone commented like I had two heads, and now he's taking grounders at SS

nncyel
nncyel

@Enrique  Are you aware he played shortstop for 3 years in their minor league system? At that point they judged him and decided he should not be a shortstop. Perhaps he's improved - I personally haven't seen him play the position, but C, SS CF are the 3 most important defensive positions and the 3 most difficult to play well. They've clearly decided he doesn't play the position well and any gain from his bat would be more than offset by losses from his defense.

Alain Wittman
Alain Wittman

Didn't Agnew have to resign and go to jail for tax evasion? Even if you are a big Nixon fan he might not be the best reference in an argument about optimism.

nncyel
nncyel

@Joe Wenzel  So calling people out on their constant negativism is bringing negativism. Wow, just wow. Talk about false equivalency. 


So I guess the song lyrics "Don't worry. Be Happy" constitutes the lyricist worrying about people worrying and so is self-contradictory according to you. Feel like your tied up in knots? Well that would be because you're wrong. 

Marky Mark
Marky Mark

@Brian Webster @Victor Triguero @nncyel  Why should I have faith in him when clearly sandy or anyone on the coaching staff doesn't? Remember when he was ready to come off the DL in july and they held him back playing in AAA until the last week or so of september, not even when the rosters expanded? They are STILL looking to bring someone in, he would of been the backup before spring training started if it wasn't for a payroll limitation

nncyel
nncyel

@Brian Webster @Victor Triguero @nncyel  They are both still young players. Sometimes it takes a few years for players to develop. Look at Nolan Ryan. Mets gave up on him and he turned out to be one of the best pitchers of all time.

Tejada had 2 ok to solid years (2011 & 2012). Then a nosedive last year. Is 2013 who he is? Or is he the Tejada of 2011 and 2012. If it's the latter he is a player; if not he's destined to be a utility infielder.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@Tony Zucco I'm sure it was from someone who, like I and I assume you, had never even seen Flores play SS. It's just that the thought from scouts and such has always been with Flores since the Mets signed him as a kid that he'd eventually be too big and slow to play SS at the Major League level. So once he was moved off SS in the minors that seemed cemented as fact. But now desperate times call for desperate measures and I'm willing to at least take a look at Flores at SS. If he's not a complete butcher out there it could be worth it if he could hit close to the potential that's always been projected for him.