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Jose Reyes shows his stuff to the Giants

May 4, 2011, 9:10 AM EDT

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The Mets lost, but it wasn’t a bad night for Jose Reyes last night: he reached base six times, three on hits, three on walks. As Eric Simon of Amazin’ Avenue noted last night, that was the second time Reyes had done that in his career, and it was the tenth time a Met player had done it.  Oh, and he stole a base too, making him 11 for 13 in attempts this year.

As was reported yesterday, the Giants are considering making a play for Reyes.  Given that the Giants were sitting across the field watching that performance, he certainly didn’t do anything to lower his stock.

  1. halladaysbicepts - May 4, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    I think between now and the trading deadline, Alderson will be trading a lot of these Mutts. Reyes, Beltran, FRod, maybe even Wright. Wright is a real good player, but he has been part of the losing ways for that team for so long now. When you have a sick clubhouse, it needs to be done. I think Sandy Alderson has made it clear that they want to trim payroll and get younger. That’s why the Wilpons brought him in.

  2. bobulated - May 4, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Alderson needs to sell high on Reyes while he is playing so well but most importantly, healthy. The Giants are a perfect partner for Reyes as they get a little more desperate every day watching Tejeda stumble around with Sabean’s $6.5 million golden fork in his back.

  3. sayheykidwschamp - May 4, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    It will all depend on what the Mets expect in return for an $11M player who is a free agent at the end of the year. Tejada is really bad and costing games and stressing out the pitching staff by extending innings. But I am just wary of a high priced FA who may want to test the FA market at the end of the year. If they ask for Belt or Bumgarner, I would hope Sabean says no. Wheeler would be a tough call because he is the next hot pitching prospect and we need his low priced skills while Lincecum, Cain, and Sanchez contracts go through the roof. And we still have Zito’s contract. And if Reyes is open to signing a contract extension, what will he expect to receive considering he just hit $11M?

    But the skills Reyes displayed last night would really help shore up the Giants D and add a threat at leadoff. The pitchers would love his defense. So tough call for Sabean and Bochy to make. I think Tejada knows he is toast. After waiting so long with Zito and Rowand, the Giants brass will pull the trigger much faster than before.

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