Of course I’m sick about losing Reyes. It made me nauseous to see him don the new Marlin threads (of which I’m not a fan at all) but part of me is happy for him.
The guy is an electric ballplayer and personal fandom aside he deserves to be in a place they are excited about him.
Let’s face it, the Mets are depressing, both as an organization and personally for Jose.
Not only has the franchise become a laughingstock of baseball but Flushing was also the place his owner dissed him in print, he struggled with health, incompetent medical staffs, and fans who revolted against him when he pulled a fairly common move of sitting down on the final day to preserve a batting crown (in fact he was 1-1)
I wish he were here but he deserves to be appreciated by the fans without any of the injury baggage hanging over his head. He deserves an owner who wants him. He deserves a 100M contract, a chance to win and he deserves to feel wanted.
Sorry, but I’m not buying the Met spin that Jose is misrepresenting the situation. If the Mets really wanted him (which means “wanted him enough to match a serious offer”) I understand Jose’s not in the budget but you can’t have it both ways.
You can’t say you wanted him and tried to get him while also floating out there that you can’t afford him. It’s one or the other.
Maybe the Mets overlooked the fact they needed to do a good PR job on the chase. That’s too bad because it that may be the most important element of the chase - especially if he signs with another team and you’re left to face your fanbass.