Jose Reyes just popped into camp and said he takes responsibility, or at least part of it, for last year’s collapse.
“I take it (responsibility) a lot,” Reyes said. “Good things happen when I get on base. When I get on base we’re in position to win the game, but I didn’t get on base.”
Reyes said he lost focus at the end of the season, saying, “that’s baseball.” Manager Willie Randolph said the same, too.
I don’t take that to mean Reyes was being flip, but that’s how the sport works. Unlike some 300-game winners, Reyes took some accountability and said he didn’t play well. This is an important step.
Reyes said he incorporated distance running into his workout routine with the intent of building up his endurance. He said he got tired at the end.
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