It’s a scary thought to think Jose Reyes could be traded away to Boston but Tony Lee of NESN.com seems to feel it’s never too early to look at in season acquisitions that can be made come July. He looks at 5 possible names. They are,
- Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
- Jose Lopez, 3B
- Jose Bautista, RF
- Bronson Arroyo, SP
- Jose Reyes, SS
Here is what Lee said regarding Reyes.
…Jose coming off a slightly down year and playing a position with a degree of uncertainty for the Red Sox, Reyes is in the final year of a five-year contract with the New York Mets. If Boston doesn’t get enough out of the Jed Lowrie-Marco Scutaro combination at shortstop and has a sudden need for production at the position, Reyes could be a dynamic addition.
This wouldn’t necessarily represent a roadblock for shortstop-in-waiting Jose Iglesias. If Reyes moves on after a half-season in Boston, so be it. That’s just another draft pick in Epstein’s pocket.
Can you imagine a scenario where both Beltran and Reyes are playing for the Red Sox in the 2011 playoffs? Frenchy Part Deux? Nahhhhh, what are the odds?