"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.