Showing posts with label Jose Reyes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jose Reyes. Show all posts

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Mets Fan Poll: Jose Reyes Back to Mets??

Mets Fan Poll:

In this weeks Mets Fan Poll, I have heard whispers from Citi-Field that the Mets plan on trying to pry Jose Reyes from the Blue Jays and already have been in silent talks with the club..

Reyes purchased a home in Old Brookville earlier this month, so maybe he see his future in New York. Pure Speculation...

The former Met paid $4.2 million for the 16-room brick and cedar Colonial, according to real estate records. The six-bedroom, six-bath, two-half-bath luxury home had been listed for $4.578 million. It contains 10-foot ceilings and custom millwork.

With that being said, Do you want the Mets to bring back Jose Reyes via Trade?

Please Vote Below and on our right side bar...Thanks

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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Mets Plan for 2013, Reyes Speaks, Greenberg AB, Dickey Surgery, Valdespin, Familia

Team sources gave insights to about the Mets' 2013 roster composition.

In the news story, a team executive expresses optimism David Wright will remain a Met long term, then become an ambassador for the organization, akin to the role 68 Year Old Tom Seaver currently holds. An official would not rule out trading Dickey.

It is unlikely Jon Rauch and Ramon Ramirez are re-signed. Andres Torres and Mike Pelfrey are expected to be non-tendered. The Mets would welcome back free-agent-to-be Scott Hairston, but believe he may get a two-year deal elsewhere and depart.

If Hairston departs, the outfield is barren. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who ended this season on the minor league DL with a partially torn plantar fascia in his right foot, will get strong consideration as the starting center fielder, a team official said. Lucas Duda would man a corner-outfield spot if the Mets do not trade Ike Davis and move Duda to first base. Mike Baxter would return as a backup outfielder.

A team official said the Mets will work hard during spring training with outfield prospect Matt den Dekker to cut down his strikeouts (154 in 533 at-bats between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Buffalo this season) to make him a 2013 option. Unfortunately for the Mets, den Dekker is a lefty hitter like Nieuwenhuis. The duo would be a quality platoon if one hit from the right side.
The Mets would like to upgrade over Kelly Shoppach, but the price may be right for a return when all is said and done. Ronny Cedeno likely will first look for a starting shortstop job elsewhere.

Lefty reliever Tim Byrdak, whose contract is expiring, likely will be unable to contribute in 2013. He underwent surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his pitching shoulder last month. While rookies Josh Edgin and Robert Carson have emerged as viable lefty options in the pen, the Mets also would like to bring in an established southpaw reliever, manager Terry Collins has said.

Team officials maintain anyone will be available in a trade for the right price, with Davis, Dickey, Daniel Murphy, Niese and Bobby Parnell among the pieces that might command the most. The organization, however, is conscious of its lack of power. So team officials recognize they cannot trade Davis, who has 31 homers this season, without getting a comparable power bat in return in that deal or otherwise. The Red Sox reportedly had two scouts at Monday’s Mets-Marlins game, with speculation they were watching Davis.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Byrdak, Olson, Nieuwenhuis, Tejada, Reyes, Hefner

Mets News and Notes:

Reliever Tim Byrdak has an anterior capsule tear in his left shoulder. That's a career-threatening diagnosis since Byrdak is 38 years old. Johan Santana and Chris Young both had anterior capsule tears, and required surgeries that cost significant time. The Mets did not announce a firm surgery decision for the lefty reliever, who is 2-2 with a 4.40 ERA and National League-high 56 appearances.

The Mets have promoted Garrett Olson to pair with Josh Edgin as a left-hander in the bullpen, although the team has not announced the corresponding roster move. The most likely casualty is rookie Elvin Ramirez. Olson had split duty between starting and relieving with Buffalo, and is not a true lefty specialist. In fact, lefties are hitting .270 and righties are hitting .272 against him this season in Triple-A. Byrdak already had landed on the disabled list with the shoulder discomfort when Frank Francisco was activated in San Diego. 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Jose Reyes Opens up about his Mets Memories

Jose Reyes opened up about his return to Citi Field in a well-done feature by former Mets beat writer Jorge Arangure Jr. for

Arangure Writes:

Reyes giggles at the memory of the time in 2004 when the Mets tried to change his running style to minimize leg injuries. It's not an evil cackle, but a lighthearted laugh that says he'll remember even the weird times fondly.

His favorite Mets moments are some that are likely to ring true for fans of that era: His first home run, a grand slam on June 15, 2003, against the Angels; the time he hit for the cycle on June 21, 2006, and 49,758 fans at Shea Stadium roared louder than Keith Hernandez had ever remembered (many Mets fans will also painfully recall that Billy Wagner blew the save and New York lost the game, which probably also says some things about the fortunes of the Reyes era); and, of course, the day when the Mets clinched the National League East in 2006, earning Reyes his only postseason appearance.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mets Plan to Show a Video Tribute for Jose Reyes

When Reyes returns to New York to face his former team for the first time. The Mets plan to show a video tribute to his nine years with the team before the opener of the three-game series at Citi Field, the New York Daily News reported.

"I feel very happy about that," Reyes said Wednesday.

"I know I had a lot of injuries a couple of years there, at the same time I had a very good year there, too. The thing I'm most proud of is every time I took the field I gave 100 percent to that team. And of all the support the fans gave me there, through tough moments that I had there. They were always 100 percent behind me, so that is something I'm never going to forget."

Reyes hit .337 last season to become the first Met to win a batting title. Leg injuries plagued him in his final three seasons with the team, including 2011 when he was limited to 126 games.

He signed a $106 million, six-year deal with the Marlins in the offseason and was critical of the Mets for not making a formal offer to re-sign him.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Get Sick, Jose Reyes and Hanley Ramirez Dye Their Hair Marlins Red-Orange Color

Jose Reyes and Hanley Ramirez show off their new hair, how gay!
Since the Marlins have red-orange as a prominent color, Reyes and Ramirez each has decided to go with red-orange hair.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Jose Reyes coming out of hiding? Will Face Mets Thursday

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY,  Jose Reyes is scheduled to be in the lineup Thursday when R.A. Dickey and the Mets travel to Jupiter to face the Miami Marlins. It will be Reyes' first time facing his former club.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Reyes, Koufax, Santana, Beato, Torres, Nitkowski

For the second straight day, the Marlins did not have Jose Reyes in the lineup against the Mets, he did not make the trip from Jupiter . .  Marlins must be playing keep away from the Mets and the Media that follows them.

Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax was at Mets camp on Thursday morning. Koufax watched top pitching prospect Zach Wheeler in a minor league intrasquad game and also spoke with Mets relief pitcher Bobby Parnell about his delivery for a few minutes. .

Johan Santana threw a bullpen session Thursday and said he felt no discomfort after throwing two innings Tuesday. Santana is scheduled to pitch against the Marlins on Sunday. .

Relief pitcher Pedro Beato was diagnosed with rotator cuff inflammation and could start a light throwing program Friday. .

Center fielder Andres Torres has a tight right glute and did not play Thursday. .

Free agent pitcher C.J. Nitkowski, who has not pitched in the major leagues since 2005, worked out for the Mets on Thursday.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Jose Reyes feels bad for Mets, comes to grip with their decision

Dan Martin of the NY Post caught up with Jose Reyes who said he's come to grips with the way his days with the Mets came to an end, but it's still tough for him to take.

"I understand it's a tough situation for the organization," said Reyes, who signed a six-year free-agent contract with the Marlins in December after the cash-strapped Mets decided they couldn't afford him and opted to not make him a lowball offer. "What they're going through isn't easy and that's why I was hurt at the beginning. But with the problems they have, I get it. I feel bad for them."

And he still doesn't quite get why they didn't come up with any offer at all.

"At least come to me and say, 'This is what we have,'" Reyes said Thursday while at a Marlins charity golf tournament at Miccosukee Golf and Country Club. "Make a push. Even if it's not what I'm looking for, show me you still want me."

But as some of his former Mets teammates worked out a couple of hours to the north, Reyes was ready for his new start with the Marlins.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Jose Reyes gets a haircut on MLB Network for charity

Along with a new uniform, Jose Reyes has a new, close-cropped look.

The All-Star shortstop had his dreadlocks trimmed during a nationally televised haircut Friday on the MLB Network.

"A little bit lighter. It's going to take me a couple of days to get used to it," Reyes said.

He left the New York Mets in December for a $106 million, six-year contract with the Miami Marlins. Reyes' new team has a rule prohibiting hair below the helmet line.

"It's going to be a little bit emotional because I spent three years with this hair. But at the same time, I understand this rule of my new team," Reyes said before the snipping started. "I'm a team player, so I have to cut it off."

A man who would identify himself only as Jordan from Jordan's Barber Shop in the Bronx performed the haircut at the MLB Network studios. Network spokeswoman Lorraine Fisher said the trim will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida, which planned to auction the hair on eBay.

"One thing that I do, I wash my hair once a month," Reyes said. "Every time I went to shower, I put a plastic bag on my hair, and David Wright (is) always making fun of me because of that. I don't get my hair wet."

Other players who have had to cut their hair to comply with team rules include Jason Giambi and Johnny Damon when they joined the New York Yankees.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Jose Reyes cheered by Mets Fans at Baseball Writer's dinner

He is no longer a Met, but Jose Reyes was still a Mets fan favorite at the Baseball Writers of America New York chapter awards dinner Saturday night.

Making his first public appearance since he bolted for the Marlins as a free agent, Reyes was cheered by fans in the audience when he was introduced.

Reyes was honored with the Good Guy Award and lived up to the honor by making it a point to thank Mets fans.
“I know I am not going to be here no more, but I appreciate all the support you gave me all these years,” Reyes said.

Gary Carter sends message to Mets Fans

Gary Carter is too ill to travel, but the former Mets catcher received a standing ovation when his name was mentioned last night.

Carter, who is fighting an uphill battle against brain cancer, sent a message via his children at an awards dinner.

“I’ll always have a special place in my heart for the city and people of New York,” said Carter, in a message read by his son, D.J. “I’ll never forget my first game in a Mets uniform on Opening Day in 1985 when I had the fortune of leading the team to victory with a walkoff home run.

“The fans were always supportive of me on the baseball field and continue to support me and my family since I was diagnosed with brain cancer in May.”

Carter was honored with the Arthur and Milton Richman “You Gotta Have Heart” Award at the Baseball Writers Association New York chapter’s annual dinner at the Hilton in Midtown.

Source: NY Post

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

No More Tears.... Hanley Ramirez accepts move to third base

First off, Happy New Year... If your a Mets Fan, you did not miss anything.... But if you are following the Jose Reyes / Hanley Ramirez Love Fest in Miami here is the latest:

According to the NY Times, Hanley Ramirez says he'll accept a position switch to third base so Miami Marlins newcomer Jose Reyes can play shortstop.

When Reyes signed a $106 million, six-year deal with Miami last month, there was speculation Ramirez was unhappy about being supplanted at short. But new manager Ozzie Guillen sold Ramirez on the idea.

"I have spoken with Guillen," Ramirez said. "What we want is to win with the Marlins. We will see what's going to happen with the position switch and everything else. If it's third base, OK. Wherever they put me to win, I will do so."

With Reyes at shortstop and Ramirez at third, the Marlins become stronger defensively at both positions, and more potent offensively. Reyes hit .337 with the New York Mets last year to win the NL batting title, and Ramirez — a career .306 hitter — was the 2009 batting champ.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hanley Ramirez don't want to move to 3rd base?

According to the Miami Herald , Miami Marlins' Exec Larry Beinfest did not make it clear about Hanley Ramirez’s conversations with the team and whether he is still resisting a move to third base, necessitated by the signing of shortstop Jose Reyes.

Asked if he is confident Ramirez wants to be with the Marlins next season, Beinfest said, “I’ll keep it internal. The one thing I know is he wants to win. He’s a very proud guy. We want him here.”

The Marlins have said repeatedly that they do not plan to trade Ramirez, though several teams (reportedly including the Red Sox) have inquired.

But asked if Ramirez has made it clear to the organization that he would accept a move to third, Beinfest said, “The conversations we’ve had, we’re going to keep between us. But there’s been quite a bit of communication. He’s excited about playing for Ozzie Guillen. Ozzie is excited to have him. Everyone reacts to change differently.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Mets will get Marlins' 2nd Round pick for Jose Reyes, NOT 3rd Round

The Mets have been told they'll receive the Marlins' second-round pick for Reyes, tweets Ken Davidoff of Newsday.

For losing Bell, the Padres will get an extra pick right before the Mets' second-round compensation pick (plus a supplemental round pick).  I presume the Mets' pick from the Marlins can still be downgraded if the Marlins sign Pujols or Wilson.

It was originally reported that the Mets will receive the Marlins' third-round pick as compensation for Jose Reyes, based on an article three days ago from ESPNNewYork's Adam Rubin.

Audio: Jose Reyes explains his move to Miami with Joe and Evan on WFAN

Jose Reyes had to "Move On", Mets never made an offer

Dan Martin of the NY Post reports why it’s pretty clear to Jose Reyes why he’s not a Met any more.

"They didn’t make me an offer," Reyes said at a press conference introducing him with the Miami Marlins at the Winter Meetings in Dallas on Wednesday. "They didn’t want me."

Reyes agreed to a six-year, $106 million deal with the Marlins after the Mets decided to not make the shortstop an official offer, since GM Sandy Alderson said he knew the team wouldn’t match what Reyes was looking for.

"I’m not going to say I’m disappointed," Reyes said after putting on the Marlins’ new jersey and hat. "They had their own choices. I have to move on."

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Video: Sandy Alderson Talks about Jose Reyes Leaving and Fan Reaction

Sandy Alderson speaks with Kevin Burkhardt on SNY’s Mets Hot Stove about Jose Reyes, the fan response to his departure, Citi Field, and more:

Monday, December 05, 2011

Audio: David Wright talks about Jose Reyes going to the Marlins

NY Mets 3B David Wright joined ESPN New York 1050's "The Mike Lupica Show" to talk about his long time teammate Jose Reyes going to the Marlins and gives his take on the Mets future.

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