With yesterday’s two-hit performance by the soon-to-be 3-time All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes, there seems to be nothing this guy cannot do. He’s raised his league leading average to .351 in a tough 5-2 Mets loss to the Detroit Tigers prior to the start of the Subway Series.
More importantly, the 28-year-old now has 15 triples and is on pace for 30, which would set a franchise record. Adding two more steals to his season total tonight, Reyes has now swiped 29. Considering all these factors Reyes is seemingly an immovable piece of the Mets puzzle.
According to several reports from ESPN, there have been no teams that have called the Mets about the availability of Reyes. In fact, the dynamic leadoff man has played so well that some think he’s priced himself out of the Mets’ range.
The way I see it, there’s very little chance Reyes will leave the Mets. Considering the Mets are 5-1 on their current road trip, and have pushed to two games over .500 they now sit just five games back of the Atlanta Braves in the wild card race. At this point, Reyes is the centerpiece of a Mets team that has caught fire. Apparently the same sources from ESPN point out that Jose’s play may be pricing him out of a potential future with the Amazin’s.
It seems lately, whether it’s Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran, or Francisco Rodriguez, as fast as the trade rumors start for these three cornerstones is as fast they fade away. When all is said and done, we might just have to wait for the July 31st trade deadline to see how things truly pan out. This year’s trade deadline could very well determine the fate of the Mets franchise the next five to ten years.