Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mets Morning News: Dealing With Reyes' Injuries, Tejada's Chance, DavisSeeks Second Opinion

Jose Reyes was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a mild pull of his left hamstring. General Manager Sandy Alderson conceded that whatever team signs Reyes, including the Mets, will have to accept that he will probably land on the disabled list once again some time in the future.
"As with all players, you’ve got to accept certain aspects of their performance, their makeup, their physical characteristics — and evaluate accordingly."
About Reyes, Andy McCullough writes:
This is who he is. He will swing often. Trips on the disabled list will occur. Alderson must decide how many years and dollars he can commit to player like that — one so capable of brilliance yet so prone to bad luck with his health.
With the latest injury to Reyes, Ruben Tejada will see more playing time. Manager Terry Collins will keep a watchful eye on Tejada as he and the team try to decide if the young shortstop can be an everyday player.
"We have to be realistic and approach it that way," Collins said before the Mets rallied for a 9-8 victory over the Padres last night at Citi Field. "We have to say, 'Is this a guy that we think could play every day for us in the future?' "
Ike Davis will travel to North Carolina today to meet with a foot specialist about his injured left ankle.


  1. "We want to see if Tejada can be our man at short if we decide to not sign Reyes."

    Is that what he's saying???????

  2. Sounds like it.

  3. I hate to say it but I hope Tejada sucks worse than he's ever played since he was 4 . . . but does nothing that hurts the Mets and keeps them from winning a game!

    Seeing him suck so badly, the Mets front office'll be thinkin', "My God, we can't rely on this guy at all! We NEED to sign Reyes!!!!!"

    Of course if they're not thinking right now that they NEED to sign Reyes they're morons!

    (Then, after the Mets re-sign Reyes, Tejada can redeem himself in Spring Training and prove he's worthy of being a backup middle infielder for the Mets.)