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    Ruben Tejada's Agent Might File A Grievance Against the Mets

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseba...mets-1.6453819

    Shortstop Ruben Tejada, who has fallen out of favor with the Mets, is reportedly considering a grievance against the club for intentionally delaying his free agency by one season.

    According to a Yahoo! Sports report published on Sunday night, the potential grievance stems from the Mets' decision to delaying Tejada's planned September call-up, a move that kept him one day short of earning enough service time to become a free agent in 2016. Because the Mets stalled his promotion, Tejada won't be a free agent until 2017.

    Tejada, 24, hit just .202 during a season marred by injuries and a stint in the minors. He began the season as the starting shortstop. He ended it without a role, with the Mets openly searching for a replacement at shortstop, whether by trade or in the free agent market.

    A representative for Tejada declined comment.
    Honestly he didn't deserve a September callup last year imo. They asked him repeatedly to stop trying to lift the ball and to revert his game back to how he had success previously. His whole attitude, demeanor, and motivation sucked last year. He really took the starting job for granted.

    It matters to him and I understand why he might file the grievance but in the long run it's better that the Mets move on to another starting SS option.
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    This guy is... Idk like I said in the thread Stuna created on the trade/keep/whatever he has nothing but attitude problems. It's time to move on from him, honestly. Another Vlade attitude as far as I'm concerned I don't want players like this on my team.


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    Dump him. This is coming from his agent though btw.

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    Whats sad is he had two nice years for us, but I like what you said. He took his job and the game for granted... He showed the ability to extend at bats etc etc could get on base but last year he had fallen tremendously, the defense was poor, and you could see no drive or determination. We sent him down, not sure about his numbers but it wasn't enough for him to deserve a September call-up. Just cut him and sign a relative FA...


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    Come on, it's not like the Mets were desperate to have him in the lineup in September, they only gave him the callup as a courtesy. And it's not like the 3 hits he had in those 23 September PA are going to convince anyone he should have been there sooner. Moreover, the article is wrong on the year, the earliest he would now be eligible for FA is 2018. But he'll actually have to be a big leaguer for most of the next four years for that to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acerimusdux View Post
    Come on, it's not like the Mets were desperate to have him in the lineup in September, they only gave him the callup as a courtesy. And it's not like the 3 hits he had in those 23 September PA are going to convince anyone he should have been there sooner. Moreover, the article is wrong on the year, the earliest he would now be eligible for FA is 2018. But he'll actually have to be a big leaguer for most of the next four years for that to happen.
    Exactly. He came into camp out of shape. He played like crap, and then thought he deserved a September callup after sucking in Vegas. Terry has talked to him for 3 years about what he needed to do in order to be a major leaguer, and he ignored it. Reyes tried to help him last winter, and he bailed after 1 week.

    I know it's his agent doing this, but he's going to lose, and humiliate Tejada in the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsnQueens7 View Post
    This guy is... Idk like I said in the thread Stuna created on the trade/keep/whatever he has nothing but attitude problems. It's time to move on from him, honestly. Another Vlade attitude as far as I'm concerned I don't want players like this on my team.
    This does not necessarily come from Ruben. It may only be the agent making noise,

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    If anyone should be filing grievances it should be us, the fans, for having to watch that POS for parts of last season

    Is the a lawyer in the forum?
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    Another prospect totally mishandled and ruined by Omar Minaya. Pushed through the system WAY too quickly. After 150 PAs in the GCL, Omar had this 18 year old in High A, and despite hitting .229 there, pushed him to AA at age 19, inflating his ego even more.

    It's a real shame he's got such a piss-poor work ethic. His contact skills are elite for a player of his age and he still has potential if he were to pull his head out of his ***. Omar gave him a free pass to the majors and never made him earn it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WrightStuff82 View Post
    Another prospect totally mishandled and ruined by Omar Minaya. Pushed through the system WAY too quickly. After 150 PAs in the GCL, Omar had this 18 year old in High A, and despite hitting .229 there, pushed him to AA at age 19, inflating his ego even more.

    It's a real shame he's got such a piss-poor work ethic. His contact skills are elite for a player of his age and he still has potential if he were to pull his head out of his ***. Omar gave him a free pass to the majors and never made him earn it.
    It will be a moot point anyway. The way Tejada plays, not to mention his poor attitude and poor work ethic, it wouldn't matter if he became a free agent in 2017, 2016, 2015 or 2014. No one wants him anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WrightStuff82 View Post
    Another prospect totally mishandled and ruined by Omar Minaya. Pushed through the system WAY too quickly. After 150 PAs in the GCL, Omar had this 18 year old in High A, and despite hitting .229 there, pushed him to AA at age 19, inflating his ego even more.

    It's a real shame he's got such a piss-poor work ethic. His contact skills are elite for a player of his age and he still has potential if he were to pull his head out of his ***. Omar gave him a free pass to the majors and never made him earn it.
    We can blame all the Mets' woes on Minayacare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jomota View Post
    We can blame all the Mets' woes on Minayacare.
    He could spot talent but he was atrocious developing it. The track record (and his hires in player development,*cough* Tony Bernazard *cough* *cough*) speaks for itself.

    Interestingly enough, a 19 year old Ruben Tejada was in that Binghamton lockeroom when Tony B ripped off his shirt and mother f'd everybody. I see now where Tejada learned how to act like a professional.

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    With the amount of $$$$ these guys get and with the promise of a huge payday to come…
    With some of these guys coming from less than attractive backgrounds…
    With the fact that you never have to work at a real job…
    With the difficulty of being a young player and staying in the bigs…
    With the amount of talent below you pushing for your job…
    With walking into a ML locker room and seeing how hard those who have already made it work on their trade…
    With all the advice you get from vets…

    How can a young player possible walk around with a bad attitude and/or work ethic????

    Seems like that may spell "head case."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jomota View Post
    How can a young player possible walk around with a bad attitude and/or work ethic????
    It's easy. Tejada has been a prospect from the age of 12 when he was the best player on Panama's Little League World Series team. Basically he's had his *** kissed for the past 12+ years and never had to endure any real struggle in his life. To struggle and have to perservere builds character, which is why he has none. It's not just a personality he was born with. Omar had a chance to humble him at 18-19-20, but instead put a crown on his head and pushed him right along. Whether you want to admit it or not, Omar deserves blame for moving him too quickly.

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    Bye bye Ruben.

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