Now that the dust is beginning to settle and it looks like Jose Reyes may soon be cleared to resume baseball activities. Reports start coming in of how the Mets latest handling of player injuries was perceived by their star player.
In an article by Mike Puma of the NY Post Peter Greenberg, Jose Reyes agent says “Jose was a little upset.” Greenberg says he and his client felt “blindsided” when the Mets issued that press release.
The article goes on to show that the Mets may not have learned from the mistakes of the past. Something that is a definite cause for concern as we head into this critical 2010 season.
You knew you had to be concerned when Minaya said he couldn’t explain the comment from Reyes.
“You’ll have to ask him that,” Minaya said. “But I can tell you I had a conversation with our doctors, I had a conversation with their representative and we’re all in agreement that he has elevated thyroid levels. … Like I said, I can’t answer for Jose. I do know that we had a conversation because I understand there was something said. But when we both left the conversation with the doctor and his representative, we were in agreement.”
You’ll have to ask him (Reyes) that? Are you serious? Shouldn’t Minaya as GM be communicating with his star player to find where the misunderstanding occurred before he continues to release statements that let’s face it, make Minaya look like he is more concerned about defending the accuracy of his press release than the relief that Jose Reyes Thyroid issue may not be serious?
You want to give Minaya the benefit of the doubt. You want to believe the Mets are turning things around but how many more incidents with your star players no less before you say enough?