Just minutes ago, I asked you on Facbeook and Twitter what your thoughts about Jose Reyes’ return tonight. Tell us what you think on Facbeook, Twitter, by email (email@example.com), or by commenting on this post. We will post your responses!
Here are your responses (we will post more as they come in):
won’t boo, wont cheer. i’ll sit back let it happen take it in, and move on. after the video is done, hes just another guy on the opposing team
Donald Amerikosi Sullivan:
I can’t stand him…for a guy that had so much talent and so little heart it makes me sick that some “met” fans would cheer for him
If I could be at the game I would wear my Reyes Mets jersey and give him the standing ovation he deserves. He was our biggest star for years. He was a perennial all-star, our first ever batting champ, and arguably the most exciting and dynamic player in team history. The Mets never made him an offer. What was he supposed to do, retire? The longer and louder the Mets cheer the more it shoves it in the face of the Wilpons.
Lisa Burton Radzely:
I wish I could be there and boo him throughout the game. I don’t buy that the Mets never made an offer. While he may not have been presented a contract on paper, I believe Sandy that he made it clear to Reyes’ agent what the Mets were willing to offer. Jose probably is using semantics to try to get off the hook here and say it’s not his fault he left NY because he never was presented a contract. If he really wanted to stay in NY, it would have happened and he still would have made an insane amount of money. BOO REYES!
I have no opinion. He’s gone. Time to forget about Jose, and worry about what we have, and start winning a few games. Yesterday was a disgrace. My nephew’s high school team plays better.
@MetsOnline his first AB I’ll cheer. After that, he’s just another Marlin. Can’t really blame him for leaving. I’m still a fan of his talent
— Just Mets (@JustMetsBlog) April 24, 2012
Here’s an excerpt from what I wrote on Saturday in my post about Reyes’ return:
Jose Reyes returns to Citi Field with the Miami Marlins this Tuesday. Reyes was my favorite player just months ago, but obviously now he’s not. A-Rod, Jimmy Rollins, Chipper Jones, Jayson Werth-less, and Jose Reyes are all in the same category now. They are enemies.
So, because of that I should boo Jose Reyes at an extreme decibel level on Tuesday, right? Shouldn’t we let him know that he betrayed us?
In 1999, The Mets spotted a 16 year old speedster at a tryout camp in the Dominican Republic. In August of that same year, the Mets offered that 16 year old a contract. Four years later, Reyes was in the big leagues playing shortstop for the New York Mets. The 16 year old kid grew into a superstar.
You may not realize it, but Reyes was in the Mets organization for twelve years. Twelve years is along time. A lot has happened since then. In Mets-land, there have been five managers, four GMs, the Subway Series, the 2006 playoff-fiasco, Madoff, Piazza, Mo Vaughn, Lastings Milledge, etc…
OK, you get my point. Twelve years is a long time, and Jose Reyes should have been loyal to the Mets? Right?
Well, yes and no.
Yes, I think homegrown players should be loyal to the organization that put their faith in you when you were just a kid. But, let’s be honest, the Mets really didn’t try to re-sign him this offseason. (…)
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