I was reading an article over at MetsBlog about Ruben Tejada and the quote from Alderson in regards to his off season and fat camp was:
“He went up there in November and he’s back up there now,” Alderson said in Virginia on Friday. “It’s one of the reasons we have greater confidence that he can handle that position as a regular, so we’ll see.”
Seriously. Is Sandy a lunatic shrink on the side? The effing mind games he is playing with the fan base and more importantly the team has long been out of control. First they lost out on Peralta. Then they like Stephen Drew but not at market price. They can't make a trade for the likes of Jed Lowrie or anyone else for that matter. But hey, here we are now. "Tejeda's our man. We have greater confidence now that we sent his skinny of a rail frame to boot camp." Oh, and then there is this.
“We’re always looking to improve,” Alderson said. However, he added, “We will be happy going into spring training with Ruben penciled in as being our starting shortstop.”
So Ruben, if you are reading this, Sandy is happy with you as the starting shortstop. Unless of course he can trade for something else or Drew finally waves the white flag. I sure would (not) love it if that is how my boss handled me.