Jose Reyes is Not Pregnant

Good news, Mets fans: Jose Reyes is NOT pregnant.

Steve Popper was the first to report that news on Twitter early yesterday, and further blood work evaluated last night confirms it.

Whew! That would have been a major issue for the Mets, who already are without Carlos Beltran for the first few months of the season.

Though, I imagine Jose would have been able to stay on the field for the first trimester … but almost certainly would have been out of uniform by June. Even if he felt great, you’d have to think that his belly would have gotten in the way of reaching down for ground balls — not to mention the weight gain putting a strain on his already suspect legs.

In other good news for Mets fans, Hisanori Takahashi has cleared up his visa problem and can now take the mound in exhibition games. No word on whether he’ll be wearing Ken Takahashi’s old jersey.

Additionally, the Mets signed Kiko Calero — full post coming soon.

But there’s still more to cheer about — Ike Davis hit a grand slam and David Wright hit a homerun in his first at-bat as the Mets pounded the Cardinals 17-11.

Finally, things are looking up for the New York Mets!

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  1. isuzudude March 5, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    …but he does have an overactive thyroid! This latest malignancy is sure to keep Reyes out for the remainder of Spring, knowing how the Mets’ luck is, and probably well into the regular season. Who knows how this disorder affects his on-field performance or long-term health, or how it can be treated/cured. All I know is that this will conclude with the worst possible outcome for the Mets, since this is just the way things go with this cursed and pathetic franchise.

    Thank God we resigned Alex Cora, though! Now he’ll have every chance in the world to earn is $2 million salary!

  2. gary s. March 5, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    time to get jose on the field, BATTING LEADOFF, and try to trade him at the deadline in july (red sox??)for prospects.i’ve always been a huge fan, but i don’t think he’s worth the drama anymore and i’m convinced he’s used ped’s and will continue to break down.too bad, when he’s right and playing well, he’s worth the price of admission by himself..