For all of the "electrifying" Reyes moments, I remember a lot of boneheaded/maddening/me me me ones too. I'm with you 7, I think when the time came, it was simply time to let him leave, and for the Mets to start building a new identity...would've been nice if the Mets got something for him, especially if Captain Passive wasn't going to make any effort to sign him (and knew it all along), but oh well. Can't do anything about that now.
Problem is Wright is still the face of the Mets (which is a mixed bag...he's a good player but is as known for failures in big spots as he is for his better moments...he doesn't really ever seem to rise above the Mets' futility, but seems to become a part of it.), when the Mets desperately need Wright to be relegated to 1A/complementary status behind a true star/leader. Maybe the new identity gets built around Harvey/Wheeler and, in time, a shut-'em-down-type pitching staff...who knows? But the new identity is not here YET...and it can't be built around Wright...he is not that kind of player. Murph is a nice symbol of hard work/grit, but the problem with him is, when he's not hitting, he's almost invisible. The only way he really finds his way onto the basepaths is to hit his way on.
And in fairness to Reyes, I wouldn't say his career has stalled...he did play well for Florida last year, and was off to a nice start for the Jays until he got hurt. But that's the problem...he has a way of going down almost unexpectedly, though with all of the games he's missed in the past five seasons, I guess it shouldn't be that unexpected anymore.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 03 June 2013 - 01:45 PM.