Ruben Tejada

Poll: What should the Mets do at SS?

Mets infield prospect Wilmer Flores started at shortstop Tuesday.

Ruben Tejada started there on Wednesday. Tejada will start at shortstop again Thursday, receive a day off, then start three of the next four games, Terry Collins told reporters earlier this week.

“We continue to look at how he is doing, but it won’t be a judgment based on one game or two games or three games,” Sandy Alderson said about Tejada on Wednesday. “We’ve got a lot of spring training left. In the meantime, we’ll continue to look at what our options may be.”

The Mets have been connected in trade rumors to Mariners SS Nick Franklin; as well as free-agent SS Stephen Drew, who is reportedly still seeking more than a one-year deal.

The Mariners have reportedly been asking for young, controllable, big-league ready pitching, such as Vic Black, Rafael Montero or Jacob deGrom. It’s assumed they will demand the best pitcher available, since they are not in a position to have to trade Franklin before Opening Day.

It was reported Wednesday that the Mets would likely need to part with C prospect Kevin Plawecki and Montero to get D-Backs SS Didi Gregorius or Chris Owings (Daily News, Mar. 12).




437 comments
Chris Tricarico
Chris Tricarico

Isn't Jose Reyes playing for the Mets? Did he hurt himself? Is this why they have a picture of some scrub instead of Jose? Weird.

Michael Moran
Michael Moran

Drew isnt the answer look at his stats hes the same player as Rubén tajada maybe even worst plus hes injury prone

Gino Clevinger
Gino Clevinger

Sign Drew or have Flores play short. We should have kept Turner...

Michael Vicente
Michael Vicente

Sign me or anyone else then tejada...were all better then him...

Rocco Pascalli
Rocco Pascalli

Youth movement. The Mets will benefit within two years, while they retool for another Subway Series.

Juan Ortiz
Juan Ortiz

Drew or Reyes. Gives time to one of our young ones move up next year or two.

Mike Liberth
Mike Liberth

Sign Stephen drew. Spend money it's embarrassing the payroll we have in the biggest city

Michael Dambroski Souza
Michael Dambroski Souza

If we could acquire Rollins or tulowitzki through trade I'd do that too, but no Noah Syndergard or Wheeler or montero in trade

Michael Dambroski Souza
Michael Dambroski Souza

Trade for Reyes,but Toronto hastt eat some cash, if not sign Drew or 2 yes at 17mill and wait for one of our young guys, or trade Familiar or DeGrom for Owings..

Bob Merz
Bob Merz

In the end Drew will be here...watch and see

BlackDynamite
BlackDynamite

Tough decision, because there is no right answer.

Drew doesn't deserve $10-12M.  Wildly overpriced.

Neither Flores or Tejada deserve the job.

And you don't want to trade Montero


I said trade Montero, because they need a good SS more than they need another young pitcher.  They have Mejia as a project.....

BD

Herb Goldstein
Herb Goldstein

First off, It was NOT reported Wednesday that the Mets would likely need to part with C prospect Kevin Plawecki and Montero to get D-Backs SS Didi Gregorius or Chris Owings.  Harper specifically stated "Plawecki and Rafael Montero, the pitcher the Diamondbacks likely would want, seems too much to give." Secondly, I don't believe the D-Backs will make Owings available. He's going to be their starting SS, so it's Gregorius we'd have to accept. I really am not high on him, but as a last resort, I'd offer them Centeno and Mazzonni for him. On the off chance I could get Owings, I'd give them Plawecki (very reluctantly) and Cessa or a comparable lower level pitcher.

Since you stated specific Mets players going in each trade, you made the trade option very unattractive. Personally, I'd give up deGrom to get Franklin. I would probably include a lower level prospect, if necessary. But honestly, signing Drew for 2/$24 with a 3rd yr option, is still the best alternative.

Aaron Gerberg
Aaron Gerberg

I would like to see more of Wilmer Flores, but if he can't field the position they should give Tovar a chance

William John Dwyer
William John Dwyer

Hope and pray you glue together a decent first half, and trade for a competent SS in July.

John Schwarzkopf Jr.
John Schwarzkopf Jr.

Feed him more and more he wants food !!! Fix it now before it's to late u know this guy is going to blow up !!! He eats and eats

Mario Ubaldo Rios
Mario Ubaldo Rios

Give the job to wilmer flores or put to play everyday quintanilla

mets69
mets69

Agree... should have kept Turner.... too bad.... I bet he will be a Mets killer.....