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Blow taps on the Reyes era

Posted by keithosaunders on December 7, 2011

The inevitable has finally happened — Jose Reyes is no longer a New York Met.  The Marlins, doing their best impression of the Miami Heat, offered Reyes a boatload of money — something that is in short supply in Met-land these days.

A lot of Mets fans are outraged at the loss of their homegrown star.  I think it’s a shame they couldn’t keep him, but I am not devastated by this move.  Even with Reyes in the lineup the Mets are not close to contending.  Let’s face it, that ship sailed long ago. 

The Mets had great shots in ’06, ’07, and ’08.  A Yadier Moliona game 7 homer, followed by consecutive September collapses, followed by a myriad of injuries slammed that window shut. 

Even if they signed Reyes, who’s to say he would stay healthy?  You’ve got a player, now in his thirties, with a history of leg troubles.  I’d rather start over and build something from the bottom up.  The Mets couldn’t win with Reyes, Wright, and Santana in their prime.  I say back up the truck!

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3 Responses to “Blow taps on the Reyes era”

  1. tophatal said

    Never mind his (Reyes’) health the SEC (Securities & Exchange Commission) are about to investigate the deal that bought about the Marlins’ new ballpark into being .

    Courtesy of the Wall St Journal

    See link provided . SEC Examines Marlins Stadium Deal

    Part of transcript below .

    ————–

    By TIMOTHY W. MARTIN, REED ALBERGOTTI and MATTHEW FUTTERMAN

    The U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission has opened an investigation into the public financing deal behind the Miami Marlins’ new ballpark.

    SEC officials delivered letters to the city of Miami and Miami-Dade County Thursday, requesting financial records, meeting minutes and communications with the team and officials from Major League Baseball, according to a person familiar with the matter. Miami and county officials have until Jan. 6 to deliver the documents.

    The federal regulators will examine nearly $500 million in bonds sold to fund the ballpark and the financial deal struck for stadium parking garages, according to the county and to a statement from the team.

    A person involved with the ballpark’s financing said the investigation may revolve around the Marlins’ claims that the team needed public help because it could not afford to pay for a new ballpark.

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    tophatal ……..

  2. zapple100 said

    There was no way Reyes was going to sign with The Mets. The don’t have the money to sign him. They didn’t even make him an offer. I wasn’t surprised he left. I was surprised that Angel Pagan got traded. He was one of the exciting players on the team.

    • I’ll get to watch Pagan again first hand next year here in the Bay Area. Great pick up for the Giants. They don’t need much power in their big ballpark — just some speed and defense to go with their good pitching.

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