Per Bart Hubbach
The Mets originally said the shortstop would run the bases at full speed, which is considered the last hurdle before Reyes can start playing minor-league rehab games.
But Reyes wasn’t able to circle the bases in Port St. Lucie because of tightness in the hamstring, and the Mets now will only say they are hopeful he can do so sometime this weekend.
So much for Omar’s strategy. Good Job backing that plan up with the trade deadline. My take on the deadline is this, its already stated that both Reyes and Beltran are not coming back 100%. Delgado just had major hip surgery and Wagner/Putz coming off serious shoulder surgery. What on earth are you expecting out of these guys. Omar said he considered where they are in the standings and the prospects they were being told to give up. Now we may never know the asking price for guys but I am disappointed we didnt make alot of noise to protect ourselves in the event these guys dont contribute at all…which is a possibility. I believe that Omar knows this and just excercised his GM instinct to protect the farm but in doing so….has he just put us at 4th and 20? I guess we will know soon enough if we will call a hail mary or just punt.