Once again it’s time to get your daily dose of TRDMB’s Mets in the Papers.
“He’s still a young player,” Johnson said. “People forget that sometimes. He has the skills. He hasn’t lost the skills. The second thing is he is a tremendous talent. His strengths are he comes to play every day, plays hard, plays hurt, doesn’t complain. You take that and you take a guy with talent — if I have a guy like that, I can do something with that.”
Ken Davidoff, “Maybe Mets Should Start By Firing Manuel”
This isn’t a fun column to write, because we media folk are mostly human, and Jerry Manuel comes off as an eminently likable man. His public-relations skills are masterful, his best attribute, which is a considerable part of the reason why he’ll get a chance to finish out the two-year extension he signed in October 2008.
Bart Hubbuch, “After Long Delay, Surgery Looking Likely for Reyes”
What makes the situation seemingly outrageous is that Reyes had a good chance of being back in the lineup in September if he had opted for surgery in June, when he tore the hamstring tendon.
Instead, the delay and the subsequent hamstring muscle tear will force Reyes to miss winter ball and threatens his availability for the 2010 season because recovery from both injuries can be lengthy.
Bart Hubbuch, “Mets, K-Rod Blow It Again, Swept By Nationals”
The Mets finished the road portion of their schedule in appropriately ridiculous fashion here yesterday with a 7-4, walk-off loss to the Nationals on Justin Maxwell’s grand slam against Francisco Rodriguez.
David Lennon, “Snoopy To Throw Out First Pitch Saturday (I’m Serious)”
The New York Mets today announced they will host PEANUTS 60-Year Celebration at Citi Field this Saturday, October 3 when the Mets play the Houston Astros at 1:10 p.m.
Adam Rubin, “Evans Catching On?”
Nick Evans has started only three games since an Aug. 25 promotion, but the down time hasnâ€™t been a complete waste. Evans has been working with coach Sandy Alomar Jr. on learning to catch as a way of increasing his versatility, although he wouldnâ€™t appear behind the plate in anything but an emergency situation.
Jose Reyes has a new, more severe injury. The shortstop tore his right hamstring running Tuesday, an examination by team doctors revealed.
Reyes may have been headed for surgery anyway to repair a torn tendon in the area. Once the surgery is done, there is no timetable for his return
Let’s Go MetsÂ !