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  1. “but for whatever injuries” should be “but for whatever reasons”, I think.

    Comment by brendan — October 25, 2010 @ 7:55 pm

  2. Over the last 435 PA’s for Reyes, he put up a .831 OPS.

    Much of those struggles were early on, and it seems perfectly understandable for a player who missed pretty much an entire year, and then had no spring training on top of it, to struggle initially.

    Comment by derek — October 25, 2010 @ 8:02 pm

  3. As if the Mets have a choice. A diminished Reyes is still one of the best in baseball, even if said version isn’t elite.

    Comment by JerrysKids — October 25, 2010 @ 8:27 pm

  4. i say trade’em. enough of this “core”crap already!! if ur going to change mgt. go all the way and get his ass out too. i’m sure boston would like him.

    Comment by joe/southold — October 25, 2010 @ 9:51 pm

  5. Cool. Trade him to the Red Sox. Asap. Ya can have Scooter and Naverro. We pick up all of his contract. No P.

    Comment by Arendell — October 26, 2010 @ 12:05 am

  6. this article talks about his bat (not bad but used to be better) and his defense (not bad but used to be better) but it doesnt mention his speed, which used to be amazing. didnt he steal over 70 bases one year? how has his speed been? has it declined as much as his other stats or is he still going to be fire on the basepaths when healthy? thats a big part of what he brings to the team too.

    Comment by phoenix — October 26, 2010 @ 12:28 am

  7. That stuff is taken into account in his wOBA and therefore in his WAR, but yes, his speed is important.

    Comment by Jack Moore — October 26, 2010 @ 1:57 am

  8. Why? Lowrie might be a better player at this point.

    Comment by Rich — October 26, 2010 @ 8:49 am

  9. I would strongly disagree.

    Comment by Locke — October 26, 2010 @ 10:30 am

  10. Even in his worst possible season (multiple injuries, lack of spring training), he was the #8 SS in all of baseball according to WAR. I think it’s more a question of whether he can be the elite player he was before– just because he might heal more fully this offseason– or stays the way he was this year. But even if he stays as he was this year, he’s in the top third in the league, and it’s unlikely the Mets can do any better. So I hope they keep him either way- it’s just a matter of finding the right price, and now might not be a bad time to buy since his perceived value is lower than ever.

    Comment by St. Heathen — October 26, 2010 @ 10:36 am

  11. No kidding, the article actually discusses whether a well above average SS is worth 11M/y.

    Comment by CircleChange11 — October 26, 2010 @ 11:14 am

  12. Since these are the Mets we are talking about…

    So what you are saying is that the Mets are about to sign him to a 5 year 15mm/year deal right? And he’ll immediately re-rip his hamstring dancing in celebration after signing the contract

    Or

    He’ll not get re-signed go to the Yankees and revitalize talk about being the best SS in the league

    Comment by Not Carson — October 26, 2010 @ 11:28 am

  13. Considering how poorly his season started, I’m not all that disappointed with Jose’s final numbers this year.

    And at age 27, odds are pretty good that he bounces back and puts together a couple more all-star seasons.

    Comment by Joe A. — October 26, 2010 @ 1:35 pm

  14. This is not the turn of the century at ss, w/tejada,jeter,a-rod, nomar, larkin 0r rentaria around, reyes still is a top 5 ss. lowrie guys are u sure your mets fans or are from atl..

    Comment by dominico — October 26, 2010 @ 2:31 pm

  15. With Reyes, his health is truly the determining factor. During his best seasons, he managed to avoid injuries. This past year, his production varied widely, and the variation can be directly linked with period when he was injured or coming back from injury – both his early-season thyroid issue which caused him to miss ST, and late-season hamstring problems. Before he hurt his hamstring, he was playing some of his best baseball of the year.

    None of this is to disagree with the article’s main conclusion, which is that his future production is something of an unknown. I just think it depends more on his staying healthy than anything else.

    Comment by JG — October 27, 2010 @ 1:16 pm

  16. Since Omar Minaya is gone and Sandy Alderson is in, this meme is close to being dead, but everyone should ride it well for the next few weeks!

    Comment by BlackOps — October 27, 2010 @ 3:47 pm

  17. His raw speed appears to be fine (anecdotal evidence). He hasn’t attempted as many steals in recent years but that could be due simply to the missed time or it may be a conscious effort to not run himself ragged by August. All in all, I wouldn’t be overly concerned about lower number of steals (if that is what you’re alluding to) because they really don’t translate all that well to runs anyway.

    Comment by Ogre39666 — October 27, 2010 @ 7:56 pm

  18. What late season hamstring issues are you talking about this year? He hurt his oblique (and then was allowed to go out there only hitting from the right side of the plate).

    Comment by Ogre39666 — October 27, 2010 @ 8:00 pm

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