Jose Reyes Hating Charlatans.

john doeCorrespondent IOctober 2, 2009

NEW YORK - JUNE 23:  Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets stands on the field during batting practice against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field on June 23, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Reyes is still on the injured list.  (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Jose Reyes is already one of the most prolific and arguably the best all around shortstop the Mets have ever had. And it is not a matter of opinion his statistics back this premise up. Besides the havoc he causes on the base pads, making pitchers nervous and catchers anxiety ridden, Reyes talent is invaluable to the Mets. During his career he has averaged 60+ extra base hits during his 7 year career, a period which he has stayed healthy with the exception of the 2003, and most recently 2009 seasons.

 

The rate at which Jose has fabricated runs for the Mets out of thin air has been astounding, without him Wright’s RBI numbers have been dramatically reduced even before he got beened in the head. For the four straight years preceding 2009 Jose Reyes provided the Mets with a winning formula for scoring runs, it was simple and effective, and it went something like this: single or walk, followed by stealing second, or going from first to third on a single from Wright or Beltran. After that a fly ball to score from Delgado. The Mets in general have gotten no considerable production from the lead off spot in 2009. Yet listening to talk radio and caricatures on networks like SNY or talk radio hosts with the exception of Mike Francesa, who wisely defends Reyes’ talent against hating charlatans.  

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