I’m sure you all heard by now that Jose Reyes will start the season on the DL and could be out till the middle of May. The thyroid condition that he claims the doctor told he didn’t have will have him sideline from any physical activity for awhile as doctors check his thyroid gland and blood for the next few weeks.

This not a woe- is- us post or a bash Omar and management post as we will have all summer for those, no this one is let’s get on the phone and find a shortstop post because even when (if ?) Reyes comes back, the days of him playing 150+games look to be over.

So who is out there for the Mets ? First off, forget about getting a replacement for Reyes, the Mets are going out and getting anyone close to what Reyes brings to the table, so the player you need to go after has to be a defense first shortstop and the first name that pops into my head is Paul Janish of the Reds. Janish is a terrific defender and makes just $435K which fits into the Skill Sets budget. Jed Lowrie of the Red Sox could be had for a song (and maybe a dance) too bad Wilson Valdez has let go to Cleveland as he had a slick glove as well.

Who I don’t want to see is Alex Cora or Anderson Hernandez. No knock on Cora, once or twice a week is ok for him to play but he is no longer an everyday player and Hernandez shouldn’t even be in camp as he’s as done as a Christmas ham.

It looks though as if the Mets will go with Ruben Tejada and I guess Cora twice a week. But I would still try to find a guy like Janish or Lowrie to spell Reyes this year once a week at least. It’s not like I’m nailing Cora to the bench, he can play some second base when the Tree Stump needs a day off.

25 days until opening day YIPPEE-EYE-O-KI-A  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. Reyes should be back before his contract is over. Meanwhile, you can’t tell me that we can’t go out and get a 40ish SS who can hit 10 HRs and go about 4 or 5 steps in either direction? No? You underestimate our F.O.

  2. I thought Jose said he didn’t have a thyroid problem.

    I wonder how Mrs. Jose Reyes (Mike Lupica) will defend this?

    The most exciting player in baseball and best shortstop in New York (my ass) is a M-O-R-O-N!!!

  3. I’m a life long mets fan and the mets need to send jose reyes packing. He’s getting paid to be on the DL. What good his he? We should look for a new SS and forget about this guy. When his contract is almost up then and only then will he play well. Just so he can ask for an increase in pay. And if the mets do deal with him, they should pay him for time on the field, not on the DL.


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