Booing Reyes Was Wrong

I don’t get it. I must be missing something. As I was growing up I was always taught to say thank you. So why was such a big deal made of the Mets video tribute to Jose Reyes before last night’s game, his first game back at CitiField since signing with the Florida Marlins? Why […]


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Spring Is Where Questions Start Getting Answered

This is an incredible time of year for baseball. No matter how many questions a team may have as the offseason ends there is great anticipation. How will the Mets cover for the lost offense and leadoff characteristics of Jose Reyes? Will Johan Santana be able to return to his old form? Is there a […]



Bullpen Stronger, Leadoff Still Weak

The Mets made a flurry of moves last night in the aftermath of Jose Reyes‘s departure. The truth is that these are moves that would likely have been made anyway but as Mets fans the Reyes parting is the watershed event of this offseason. Everything the Mets do now will be compared (by most, anyway) […]



Goodbye, Jose!

I was going to write something about the Jets today (and I still may) but then the Jose Reyes news broke and I feel I must comment about it. I suppose Reyes’ departure is no surprising but that doesn’t change the emotional reactions we’re all going through over this news. Yes, he’s probably the best […]



Video: Reyes Goes 4 for 5 Against Texas

The 4 for 5 performance by Jose Reyes on Sunday:



Wilpon Has Lost His Marbles

There was a time when I really liked Fred Wilpon. And in the last few years, as his popularity as Mets owner has waned, I still comforted myself with the fact that he was smart and had a passion for baseball and managing a baseball team despite what seemed like a dwindling sense of reality. […]



Player Shuffle In Wake Of Wright Injury

News came yesterday afternoon that David Wright has a stress fracture in his aching back. He’ll be out at least 10 days but will likely not need surgery. Almost immediately after hearing the news I thought the Mets would move Daniel Murphy to third base and call up Nick Evans to play first base. Turns […]



Tonight’s Lineup Vs. Philadelphia (4/5/2011)

Here’s the lineup for tonight’s matchup against the Phillies: 7 Jose Reyes SS 16 Angel Pagan CF 5 David Wright 3B 15 Carlos Beltran RF 12 Scott Hairston LF 29 Ike Davis 1B 4 Brad Emaus 2B 13 Mike Nickeas C 55 Chris Young P    



Reyes Option Picked Up, Manager Search Begins

Sandy Alderson made his first player move yesterday when he picked up the option on Jose Reyes‘s contract. Reyes will make $11 million in 2011. Meanwhile, Alderson has invited Carlos Beltran to New York for a meeting. I’m not sure what Alderson wants to discuss but I’d speculate he wants to talk about the direction […]



Fire The Training Staff!

If ever there was an excuse to fire the Mets training staff it was last night when Jose Reyes was removed from the game in the second inning after tweaking his oblique injury. The Mets have called it “mild” but Reyes will be shut down until he is pain free. The fact that Reyes was […]