Time for some “Real Talk” regarding Jose Reyes
As much as we all love and want Reyes back if I were him I wouldn’t sign with the Mets. Think about it from his point of view:
Would I rather take (what’s likely to be) the highest deal on the market being offered by Miami or would I prefer to give a discount to the Wilpons who said in NY Magazine that I was never gonna get “Carl Crawford money” and I’ve “had everything wrong ” with me?
Do I go to Miami where I’m welcomed as a hero or do I return to the Wilponzis who threw me under the bus in print last June?
Should I join a franchise that is rebooting itself with a new stadium, new uni’s, new manager, recharged fan base and all or do I return for another depressing season with the forever floundering Mets?
Do I join the Marlin’s Latino movement currently blooming in So Florida a city where they celebrate Latin America’s baseball culture or do I return to NY where a lot of people complained when the Mets were “too Latin”?
Do I join an organization that has proved it can win more than 1 WS within a decade or do I stay with the Mets who are still holding onto 1986.
Is it worth it to stay in NY because if we ever do win it there we’ll be legends forever after???
That’s the one intangible that actually swings in our direction…