Friday, January 10, 2014
Mets Rumors: Mets expected to go with Ruben Tejada at Shortstop
The Mets have been rumored to be involved in talks for free agent shortstop Stephen Drew, but now it seems that will not be an option for the team.
The team has also explored trade options to replace Ruben Tejada, but that also remains a mute point.
"The same three alternatives exist: sign a free agent, make a trade or go with what we have, subject to probably bringing in a backup to Tejada," Alderson said. "I'd say right now, it's probably more likely that we will go with Option C, which is Ruben at shortstop with the addition of a backup."
The team is expected to try and sign a backup shortstop and right now the possibilities are a short list on the open market. They include Ronny Cedeno, a former Met; Cesar Izturis, whom the Mets discussed at the Winter Meetings; and Justin Turner and Omar Quintanilla, whom the Mets non-tendered earlier this winter.