Going over some of the comments again from yesterday about my suggestion to sit down Jose Reyes. I would say the majority of you are against my position, which is fine.
But, a lot of you brought things into the argument that weren’t there. First of all, this had nothing to do with Carlos Delgado. Reyes and Delgado aren’t linked issues here. Delgado is gone after this year, but Reyes will be here for the next ten years if not longer.
Nobody with the Mets is calling Delgado the catalyst for the offense. My argument, plain and simple, is that Reyes is important to this team, now and in the future, but he loses focus. He said so himself in spring training. My point was to get his attention.
It has nothing to do with being against younger players, or even Reyes personally. To conclude that is absurd.
Reyes has reached base in 27 straight games. That’s when you do it. It’s when Reyes goes well that he tends to slip into cruise control and make mistakes.
I believed, and still do, there are times he needs a wake-up call.