Earlier today, we looked at the latest on the Mets and Yankees as the two clubs continue to battle it out in their first Subway Series matchup of the year. For the 20-29 Mets, there's been a great deal of talk surrounding a major organizational shakeup – not from the outside, but from within. Here's more on that and other notes out of Queens..
- Demotion or not, Ruben Tejada is going to be arbitration eligible for the first time next year, meaning that he's due for a salary jump, notes Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com (via Twitter). The 23-year-old entered 2013 at 2 years and 53 days of service time. So far this season, Tejada is hitting just .209/.269/.264 through 49 games.
- Mets skipper Terry Collins is playing very coy on Tejada and Ike Davis, but Andy Martino of the New York Daily News (on Twitter) hears that both could be sent down before the end of the Subway Series tomorrow. Tonight will be a big game for both as they look to stay on the big league roster.
- Martino (link) also hears that the Mets want to resolve the Davis situation before potentially demoting Tejada. However, GM Sandy Alderson could also just send both of them down at once. For more on the Davis/Tejada demotion situation, check out this blog post from Martino.
- Had the Mets not come back against Mariano Rivera last night, it is an absolute certainty that both Davis and Tejada would have been optioned, Martino tweets. While neither player recorded a hit last night, the club likely wouldn't want to make such a move in the wake of a big win (link).