It's being reported that overall there are 60 players who were there this morning for the voluntary work out. Some players are here early to work out some kinks in their swing (Ike Davis) or are battling back from injury (Parnell) while some are just there to get the extra work in and show their off season work to the coaching staff.
So where is Ruben Tejada? I asked a few bloggers in the know if they had any idea when he might report. None of them have even heard as to when. Could he still be at fat camp? Maybe visa issues? I completely understand that this is voluntary but wouldn't it occur to him or anyone else that he might want to have himself front and center nose pressed up against the glass begging to get in the door? It seems like he is clueless as to how the off season went with regards to SS. The front office started out by saying that SS was a primary area for improvement. They couldn't land Peralta nor make a trade for someone else and getting Drew on their terms isn't happening. Maybe his arrogance has him thinking he doesn't have to do anything extra because essentially there is nobody else and the Mets surely aren't going to start Quintanilla. Who knows but it's not like 2013 was a banner season for him and fat camp alone isn't going to cut it. There is good reason I have no business being near a front office because I would just sign Drew for whatever ridiculousness he wants and can Tejada. If only we could swap these uniforms.
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