The New York Mets continue to play games with the hearts of their fanbase by not addressing their shortstop situation. So far in spring training, shortstop Ruben Tejada continues to make petty mistakes when it comes to the fundamentals at the position.
Tejada has been unable to hit well and continues to leave runners on base. He still consistently fails to capitalize in key moments to put some runs on the board. In addition to being 1-for-15 when it comes to his at-bats so far in spring training, he’s also dealing with a hamstring issue.
Enough is enough.
If the Mets truly want to live and believe in their mantra of winning 90 games this upcoming MLB season, they need to once and for all address their issues at shortstop. You won’t win that many games when you allow a player to perform at such a mediocre level. Championship teams win close games in clutch situations, and that’s something Tejada continues to struggle in.
Shortstop Stephen Drew is still at home bored out of his mind because he is currently a free agent. What in the world are the Mets waiting for?
If they are serious about fielding a competitive team to make some noise in the National League East, they need to make acquiring him a top priority.
While Mets fans are applauding the team for finally spending some money this past offseason, the Wilpons’ wallet shouldn’t have been closed this tightly just yet.
It’s a real simple solution to put down a respectable lineup come Opening Day.
The Mets need to sign Drew for at least a one or two-year deal at around $15 million per year to make everyone happy and finally put a winning team on the field — the kind of team that not only looks like it will win 90 games on paper but also performs like one on the field. It’s all about great performances and producing results.
Drew would bring both to the Mets.