"I watch all the plays," Tejada said. "You work for that, so you feel good when you make the plays."
There is, of course, still improvement to be made. Specifically, Tejada has been working on perfecting backhand plays on ground balls to his right, often a source of vexation for him.
Mostly, though, the Mets have few complaints.
"I feel great," Tejada said. "Shortstop is my natural position that I played in the Minor Leagues all the time, so I feel good."