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09:44 AM ET 07.03 | An injury did yesterday what no team has been able to do this year: slow down Jose Reyes. The Mets' superstar shortstop left yesterday's 5-2 loss to the Yankees at Citi Field after the second inning with tightness in his left hamstring after beating out an infield hit to lead off the bottom of the first. Reyes will undergo an MRI exam today and is unlikely to play in the series finale. Though he said he did not think the injury was too serious, the 28-year-old potential free agent has had enough leg injuries in his career to know he should be concerned. Though the team said Reyes was removed for "precautionary reasons," it's hard not to think the worst when it comes to the Mets, Reyes and injuries.

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July 3, 2011  09:59 AM ET

This guy has a history for the injury bug. Makes trading him difficult for the Mets.

July 3, 2011  10:06 AM ET

The Mets won't get rid of him. Typical bad mgmt AGAIN!

July 3, 2011  10:10 AM ET

For a guy with a spotty injury history, this might just subtract a zero from the contract he was looking to get...

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July 3, 2011  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

You don't get rid of the best player in baseball. You sir give me the giggles.

Clever "giggles", nice shtick.

July 3, 2011  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

For a guy with a spotty injury history, this might just subtract a zero from the contract he was looking to get...

For any GM with half a brain, it already should have. It's not like this is the first time a strained hammy has kept him out for extended periods of time. If healthy, he can be great. But he really doesn't stay on the field. He's more Rafael Furcal than Rickey Henderson.

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July 3, 2011  11:14 AM ET

Reyes is such an exciting player, i enjoy watching him and the enthusiasm he shows. Hope it's nothing serious

July 3, 2011  12:13 PM ET

Los tres dias - de Reyes...

Wednesday night, he manufactures run all by himself when he leads off the first with single, takes second on bad pickoff throw, steals third and scored on wild pitch. Mets -win.

Thursday afternoon, he gives Verlander fits, reaches the bases with every plate appearance against him. Mets - lose.

Friday night he runs the Mets out of inning when he tags up from first on fly to center, takes off for third when he believe the relay has bounced too away from Yankees SS, but is shown to be mistaken when Yankee SS one-hops him out at the third base. Mets -lose.

1 win and 2 losses. This is what you get with the Reyes on sub-par major league team.

What would you get with him on good team? What would you get with him on great team? For the answers to these question the Reyes must get on the bases. That's hard to do from the DL.

July 3, 2011  12:48 PM ET

YAPP - my sentiments exactly.

July 3, 2011  01:24 PM ET

maybe reyes should give a call to colon's doctor the one who perform treatment on colon's shoulder and elbow, who knows maybe reyes become injuryless with this type of treatment!!

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July 3, 2011  02:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

He's not on the DL silly. And he was safe at 3rd the bubbly ump blew the call. You need to giggle once in a while.

My points were:

(1) Reyes' history is he spends too much time injured to be an affective force across an entire season.

(2) Since whatever the ump calls becomes reality, the smart play, down by 2, with 1 out, was to stay at second.

(3) His play is not always in resonance with winning.

Just because you can't see my face does not mean I'm not giggling. My friends know me to be a chuckle butt.

July 3, 2011  03:21 PM ET

Kurvenreich, you don't have Reyes on your team to make the "smart" play. You have him to make the crazy play, the one no one else will attempt, that no one else could make, and then watch him make it. That's why he has 30 stolen bases and 15 triples before the all-star break. When is the last time you saw a player hit 15 triples in a season? If that is not in "resonance" with winning, I don't know what is (although, to be honest, I'm not too clear what that means).

If you want to throw all of that away because of some injury report you read on a rumor site, that's your prerogative. I for one will enjoy watching every minute of this one-of-a-kind player, wherever he ends up, which I hope is on the Mets.

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July 3, 2011  04:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Kurvenreich, you don't have Reyes on your team to make the "smart" play. You have him to make the crazy play, the one no one else will attempt, that no one else could make, and then watch him make it. That's why he has 30 stolen bases and 15 triples before the all-star break. When is the last time you saw a player hit 15 triples in a season? If that is not in "resonance" with winning, I don't know what is (although, to be honest, I'm not too clear what that means).If you want to throw all of that away because of some injury report you read on a rumor site, that's your prerogative. I for one will enjoy watching every minute of this one-of-a-kind player, wherever he ends up, which I hope is on the Mets.

Only a fool would argue that Reyes is not gifted and has exceptional talent. I am not a fool and make no such claim.

Reyes is on the team to SUCCESSFULLY make the crazy play, not attempt the crazy play and fail. There is a saying where I come from that we speak to our children when they make excuses; "Whatever could happen, did happen!" Friday night was such an example.

What is, Resonance with winning? Met announcer emeritus Ralph Kiner (with sixth highest AB-to-HR ratio in MLB history) led the NL in HR for 7 straight years for the last place Pirates. This year Reyes, with his over 120 hits, 15 triples 30 SB and the .354 BA (all before All-Star break which is unbelievable) has a chance to join a Kiner-like club. Meanwhile, Jimmy Rollins has 1 triple and a .254 BA. So that why the Phillies entered today in fourth place, 1 game below 500 and 11 games behind the 53-22 Mets? I know most of this is credited to Phillies pitching, but nevertheless Reyes has struggled throughout his career with the translating his tremendous gifts into winning baseball. Remember, he had over 750 plate appearances each year as a member of two Met teams that completely collapsed in September.

July 3, 2011  05:10 PM ET

I fail to see any value in your Jimmy Rollins/Jose Reyes comparison. What does it demonstrate, except that winning teams often have mediocre players (we're talking 2011 Jimmy Rollins, here, not 2007 Jimmy Rollins) and bad teams often have exceptional players? What are we supposed to take away from this? Does it have any relevance whatsoever for the players in question? Let's say Reyes didn't attempt that play (where he was actually safe, as you mentioned). In fact, let's say Reyes didn't attempt a dozen similar plays. Would the Phillies and Mets suddenly switch places? Let's face it, Reyes has single-handedly carried this extremely troubled Mets team to .500 and deserves all the praise in the universe. Enough with the knit-picking.

July 3, 2011  05:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

You don't get rid of the best player in baseball. You sir give me the giggles.

Best player in baseball? With 3 homeruns and 32 RBIs? You sir are the kind of fool that signs an injury prone guy to a massive contract based on a career year.

July 3, 2011  06:14 PM ET

maybe the yankees will trade for rodriguez to be their new closer for next season and many more to come, because honestly the yanks have to understand that rivera its getting closer to retire, father time never forgives and when its time its time!!!

 
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