Sandy Alderson said Tuesday afternoon that two to three teams are potential trade partners for the Mets at shortstop, although the chances of Ruben Tejada starting Opening Day at the position certainly are far greater than at the end of the season.
Alderson suggested a handful of teams might be willing to trade a shortstop to the Mets, but Tejada is becoming more likely as the starter.
"Well, I think it is more likely certainly than it was a couple of months ago, let's say," the GM said. "But we've improved the team at other positions. And so giving Ruben a chance to reestablish himself as an everyday player isn't such a bad thing. But we'll continue to monitor what's there from the trade market and conceivably free agency, although there really isn't much left there. There are two or three teams that are possibilities."