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Mets Decision to Release Ruben Tejada Shows High Quality of Talent on this Team

from Ruben Tejada as a New York Met in 2015.

Ruben Tejada as a New York Met in 2015.

The release of Ruben Tejada this week proves one thing: this is a quality New York Mets roster.

Although it could be argued that the move was made in order to save money, the fact that it can be made shows the talent level of this year’s version of the Mets.

Going into the 2015 season, the questions surrounding Ruben  Tejada were largely, how in the world is this guy still the starting shortstop?

Of course, Wilmer Flores won the job, but Tejada played much of the time and up until his injury, he was the preferred option in the playoffs due to his defensive capabilities.

However, in springs past, Mets fans saw Tejada more as part of the problem than the solution in New York.

Not to single Tejada out, but he was in a way emblematic of the type of flawed player the Mets “hoped” would play above his level so that the Mets could compete.

What the Mets found however, is that what wins is quality players.

The fact that last year’s opening day roster included names like Eric Campbell, John Mayberry Jr., and Kirk Nieuwenhuis was all you need to know about the quality of depth on the Mets.

But now, with options like Astrubal Canbrera to start, and Wilmer Flores to back up, fringe players like Tejada can be cut.


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