Jose Reyes Running Toward Historic Season

A few Mets-related links from around the information superhighway …

Jose Reyes is on pace to have a truly historic year — one that would finish with at least 50 doubles and 25 triples. How many times has that happened before? Never. Whether he can keep it up remains to be seen, but playing half his games at Citi Field makes it plausible.

Former Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels is expected to be arrested soon. Didn’t that already happen? Guess not.

Josh Thole may have trouble giving signs to Mike Pelfrey, but not to his deaf dog (which is pretty damn cool). Makes you wonder who REALLY has the communication problem, eh?

Though, Josh hasn’t been so happy communicating on Twitter, so he’s given it up. Can’t really blame him, considering all the “colorful” tweets sent his way.

Eric Simon asks the question nearly every Mets fan has been asking for years: why must bad hitters bat second? (Though, it would be easy enough to have good hitters in the two-hole, if the Mets would simply find a good-hitting second baseman … ha!)

Finally, Jeff Francoeur makes some suggestions for altering the Citi Field dimensions.

  1. The King May 11, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    Reyes stayed away from the booze and weed for one offseason, went ballistic in the gym, and now he’s ripping the cover off the ball and running around the bases like a gazelle.

    Sign him to a Carl Crawford-type deal and he’ll be back to his old ways.

    Here’s hoping Reyes gets dealt along with Beltran and K-Rod and the rebuilding gets kicked into high gear.

    • Izzy May 11, 2011 at 4:22 pm
      How about some proof of your allegations and of your fortune telling abilities.. Can’t wait for proof or a very timid apology. Expect neither….Chickens usually run away very quickly.
  2. SiddFinch May 11, 2011 at 5:46 pm
    You think the place is empty now. Trade Reyes and watch how quickly Citifield becomes the 21st century version of “Grant’s tomb”.
    • Joe May 11, 2011 at 6:33 pm
      Yes. One SNY voice suggested keep him and trade Wright. Of the two, he probably attracts more fans.
  3. John May 11, 2011 at 7:10 pm
    As much as I like Reyes there is no shame in trading him and optimize the value you will get in return. With his history with injuries and potential high compensation price there is no way the Mets should sign him to a long term contract. Even though you may not get major league ready players in return the mets can still cash in and help the team down the road. The Front office should not lose any sleep over this decision even if the Mets find themselves in contention.
    • SiddFinch May 11, 2011 at 9:23 pm
      Reyes is actually pretty damn durable for his type of player. Aside from 2009 he’s been good for over 600 + PA’s per year since ’05. The problem with prospects is they’re “prospects.” They are always a roll of the dice. Trading Reyes would be a mistake and a short-sighted move imho.
      • Izzy May 12, 2011 at 8:32 am
        Usually when you trade a star for kids you lose. The Met fan base still whines over losing Nolan Ryan about 40 years ago, showing how rare it is. They also whine endlessly about Kazmir who it turns out wan’t very good afterall. On the other side, trading seaver was a disaster, getting stars was almost always a winner. Clendennon for 4 kids was a winner, Piazza was a big winner, Delgaso was a big winner, LoDuca was a winner, even trading for Castillo was winner. Trading away Benitez was a loser. Even when we got a total disaster in Alomar we didn’t lose that trade. Cleveand got nothing in return except prospects who became failures. The list goes on and on. Getting kids usually is a bad move.
  4. argonbunnies May 12, 2011 at 5:29 pm
    I think stockpiling young talent is just a matter of playing the odds. If we trade all our stars, who knows which trade will be the one that gets us a future star? But hopefully one of them will.

    The D’backs had Upton, Young, Jackson, Quentin, and Gonzalez all in their OF pipeline. They decided to trade 2 of them, and grab a few more years of proven Eric Byrnes. Upton and Young have been decent but disappointing, while Jackson got hurt, Quentin found power, and Gonzalez nearly won an MVP.

    Some of those guys were gonna pan out, and the D’backs just guessed wrong on which ones.

    Most prospect trades don’t work out, but you do have the occasional Pierzynski for Nathan and Liriano.

  5. The King May 13, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    Who is Delgaso?

    Trading for Castillo was a winner but re-signing him was the second worst move of the Minaya administration after the re-signing of Ollie P.