As many of you know, Jose Reyes was re-signed by the organization that signed him (the Mets) today. While Jose is super excited, some Mets fans have mixed emotions for obvious reasons. Growing up, I loved watching Reyes, Delgado, Beltran and Wright lead the ’06 club, and I’m very happy that we are getting a player back from that era, especially with David Wright down for a considerable amount of time.
Obviously, things won’t be as “funny” as they were when he was on the team before. A few players are going to have objections to what he did off the field, they are very serious, but a punishment can only be so big, and in my eyes he served that punishment, so we should be focusing on baseball right now.
Sandy Alderson, Reyes and a few more voices expressed their opinions today as a result of the news, and my good friend and fellow MLBlogger David Strobach from Bleacher Boy summed it up pretty nicely on his blog, as he explains how this is a low risk move with potentially major implications if this works out. Take a look at David’s piece here:
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The New York Mets have signed free agent shortstop, Jose Reyes, to a minor league deal after clearing waivers with the Rockies to reunite the two parties. Jose Reyes was a star for the Mets from 2003-2011 and left for a $106 million contract spanning 6 years with the Marlins. He was then traded to the Blue Jays, then the Rockies acquired him in the Troy Tulowitzki deal. Reyes was suspended without pay (lost $6.25 million) through May 31 for his domestic violence incident last October where he grabbed his wife by the throat and pushed her into a glass door while in Hawaii. He was arrested, but after his wife was uncooperative with the prosecution, the charges were later dropped. Even though he was never formally charged, he still violated the MLB domestic abuse policy which led to his suspension. The Mets GM Sandy Alderson feels Jose has learned from his mistake, served his punishment…
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