He was great. He was loved. He was exciting. He was fast. He played hard. He gave 110% every day. Now, hes gone. In case youve been in a cave or under a rock you know that Jose Reyes is a now a Miami Marlin. Hes now the enemy so i feel like i can say what i want about him. To put things into perspective: The Mets won 77 games in a year when Jose Reyes had a carer year. What are we really losing here? A great player? Of course. But its not like they are losing the guy who took them to the playoffs for the last 10 years. He made one post season with the team in 2006. And really if you think about that team Reyes barely registers. I think of Paul LoDuca, Cliff Floyd, Willie Randolph, David Wright, Endy Chavez, Ollie and John Maine. Thats not to say he wasnt important to that team - he was - but he wasnt the most important part. They should have made it in 2007 and maybe they would have if Reyes had hit better than .205 in September. They should have made it again in 2008 and again maybe they would have if Reyes had hit better than .245 in September.
For all the adjectives that have been used to describe Jose Reyes the one word that I most associate him with is "injuries"
Where do we begin:
consequences. And thats just it isnt it? You cant have it all. The Mets were really in a no-win situation here. I think ultimately they made the right decision. As a Mets fan what else can we hope? We hope that Sandy knows what hes doing and hope that this team can rebuild fast.
Was Jose Reyes a great player for the Mets? Yes. Did they make the right decision? Who cares!?! Whats done is done and we have to move on. We dont root for the players we root for the team. So lets just hope that we can see some good baseball this year and that the rebuilding process doesnt take too long.
One other thing ... I cant wait to hear the fans reaction when he comes to Citi Field in April ...... If hes not the DL that is.