Adam Rubin of ESPNNY in a post that discussed the Mets being prepared to have Ruben Tejada take over at shortstop if they are unable to retain Jose Reyes had former Mets coach Chip Hale share his thoughts about Tejada saying at one point that Tejada will be a “big contributor” to the team next season. Some other things Hale said worth mentioning are:
“His physical presence has improved. He’s gotten bigger. He’s gotten stronger. And I think he will continue to. And that’s enabled him to make all the plays he needs to.”
“Baseball intelligence, he’s way above his age… He’s not the usual 21.”
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