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Jose Reyes Slumping?

Jose Reyes has been popping up more than the Mets would like recently, so before yesterday’s game he took extra batting practice with hitting coach Dave Hudgens.

The result was a solo home run in the third inning while batting right handed.This was his first home run batting right handed all year. Reyes was also content with his long fly out to center field that reached the warning track in the seventh inning.

Reyes told the post NY Post

“From the right side I’m fine. That’s why the ball I hit lefty to center field felt very good. I made some adjustments there and hope to carry that into [tonight].”

Despite having a slow second-half start, Reyes leads the National League in hits with 142 and in batting average with .339.

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Pelfrey Unhappy with Front Office, Deadline Deals

Mike Pelfrey gave his opinion on the front office decision to trade Carlos Beltran yesterday.

“I understand that if you want to get something back for him you have to trade him,” Pelfrey told The NY Post before the Mets beat the Reds 4-2 last night. “But in the same sense I would think if we ended up getting rid of him, the front office’s view is that we don’t have a chance, because he gives us our best chance to win. If he’s not here, then they felt we can’t rebound from where we’re at.”

Pelfrey has been with the Mets his entire career, now playing his 6th season with the club.

“In the past we’ve kind of been close, and moves are kind of made at the deadline where guys are kind of like ‘We could have used this, we could have used that and been right there,’ ” Pelfrey said. “It hasn’t happened a couple of times, and I know it’s kind of gotten to some guys.”

Pelfrey didn’t go as far as to name what guys in particular it has “gotten to,” but his longest tenured teammates are David Wright, Jose Reyes and Beltran.

Pelfrey wishes the best for Beltran. “For his sake, I hope he goes wherever he goes and wins it all,” Pelfrey said.

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Terry Collins Working on Beltran Trade Speech

Terry Collins, like any good manager, is thinking a few innings ahead, a few days ahead and a few trades ahead. The Mets manager has begun contemplating what he will say after the big Carlos Beltran trade expected this week.

According to the NY Times Collins said:

“I’ve been thinking about what I’m going to say and how I’m going to say it when the time comes, because they better understand, it’s not a white flag. They better understand they still have something to prove. This is the major leagues, and if you give in at any time, the other team will kick your butt.

One of the young players Collins will address his message to is Bobby Parnell. The future closer’s job is at stake here for Parnell and Collins would like the team to stay competitive. “There’s some guys in there fighting for jobs now,” Collins said.There are also some guys who will be free agents at the end of the year and are looking to impress.

Mets fans can only hope all players on the roster, regardless of future role or team, play hard every game and finish with a winning record.

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Reyes Activated; Gammons Predicts Prospect Haul

At a time of year when baseball’s contenders add pieces for a title run, the Mets added the league’s batting leader by activating Jose Reyes today. Disabled since July 3rd with a hamstring strain the Met shortstop is leading the league with a .354 Batting Average and 15 triples. He will be in the leadoff spot tonight. To make room for Reyes the Mets optioned Rueben Tejada back to Buffalo.

Peter Gammons appeared on today’s Mike Francesa show and predicted at “least one good prospect” coming back to the Mets in exchange for Carlos Beltran. Stay tuned!

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You’re Doing Great, Now Get off the Field

NOTE: this is a post by Corey Gorey. Please direct your comments to him.

How many days in a row will I wake up, check out the blogosphere, scan the standings, and wish this 162 game baseball season would end? Sure, it’s only July, but Bud Selig is not the boss of me. If I followed my own advice and remembered to forget about the legitimate end date to the 2011 schedule, I would be much happier right now. At many points during the past few months lying to myself would have been a viable alternative to—what do they call it? Reality? Considering how many pundits were certain the Mets would find themselves in the NL East basement from the get-go, I’m nearly satisfied with mediocre. If the season ended today we wouldn’t have won anything—no multi-pronged trophies to encase, flags to hoist, or ostentatious rings to flaunt—but I sure as hell wouldn’t feel like I was squandering any more time or emotion, either. And when it comes right down to it, isn’t the MLB all about me, the fan?

In order to preserve my sanity and the club’s dignity, here are some proposed dates for when this season should have ended:

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Injured Reyes Attends All Star Game

Another year at the All Star game and Jose Reyes has to sit out because of injuries. Reyes has actually only played in one All Star game after being chosen four times.

Jose was trailing behind other National League shortstop Troy Tulowitski before a the greatest fans in baseball rallied behind their shortstop and successfully voted him in.

Reyes told the Daily News Sunday:

Me personally, every time I have the opportunity to come as an All Star, I do. I want to be around the other great players and be apart of it. It’s not a good feeling because I really want to play, but its better than not being here at all.

Reyes took batting practice Monday from both sides of the plate and planned to do light work in the weight room and walk on a treadmill, still nursing his hamstring.

When asked about the injury, Reyes replied,

It is getting better every day. I did a lot of work on Sunday. I just have to make sure its healed before I play again.

Both Beltran and Jose Reyes flew from San Francisco to Arizona on a private plane with the Giants All Star selections. Reyes laughed when asked if the Giants did any recruiting of him or Beltran. No news there, they just talked about coming to the game.

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Jose Reyes Placed on DL; Out 3 Weeks?

According to the Mets PR department, Jose Reyes has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 3rd. Nick Evans has been promoted from AAA Buffalo to take his place on the roster.

Glad to see Evans return to show, though it remains to be seen how much of an opportunity he’ll get this time. There were a few times in the past two weeks that the Mets could have used a righthanded-hitting first baseman, and if that trend continues of seeing LHPs, maybe Evans will get a few starts. He was on a torrid hot streak over the last month and a half, with a 19-game hitting streak from May 12-June 29, batting .514 (38-74) during that span. Overall, Evans hit .329 (74-225) with 28 runs scored, 13 doubles, seven home runs and 29 RBI in 57 games with the Bisons.

As for Reyes, I’m glad the Mets are being cautious and placing him on the DL. However, I’m concerned about one report referencing a doctor who suggests that Reyes rest for three weeks. I wanted him on the DL to keep him rested until right after the All-Star Break, not out for three weeks. Hopefully that source is wrong or there was something lost in the translation.

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