All of this is starting to change over in Queens, as the right skipper and GM are finally on board to right this sinking ship.
GM Sandy Alderson has already started cleaning house by releasing clubhouse viruses Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez, knowing that the two would stay on the Mets payroll through the season for a combined $18 million.
Has it turned the Mets around?
No, not even close but it is a start in the right direction for a team that seemed to never catch a break. The next few moves will be critical in how fast the team plans in getting there.
So, the rumors have continued with MLB Trade Rumors sending Mets fans into a tailspin, reporting the likelihood of Carlos Delgado going to the Yankees, to feasibly trading David Wright. Still, the one rumor that could have the most truth behind it is the same one I deem outrageous, which is that the Mets would trade shortstop Jose Reyes.
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe recently reported this:
Jose Reyes, SS, Mets — The clock keeps ticking on when he will switch uniforms. The Mets called up their latest infield phenom, 21-year-old Ruben Tejada, last week and will play him at second base while Justin Turner plays third in David Wright’s absence. The fly in the ointment is whether the Mets will hold on to Reyes as long as possible because of Wright’s injury (stress fracture in his back), but an American League scout said, “If they hear the right deal, they do it. They can’t afford not to and let him leave as a free agent and not get value for him.’’
After finally getting the opportunity to watch Reyes, as he spent most of 2010 on the DL, I got reminded just how talented the 27-year-old is and quickly. Continue reading ‘MLB Trade Rumors: New York Mets Should Not Trade A Keeper’ »