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Mets pull Jose Reyes from final game

Posted on: September 28, 2011 2:07 pm
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By Evan Brunell

The Mets never fail to make hare-brained decisions, and the last day of the regular season was no exception.

In what could have been Jose Reyes' final Mets game, he only had one at-bat, reaching on a bunt single to lift his batting average to .337. Reyes is currently chasing the NL batting crown, with Ryan Braun hot on his tail. So what did the Mets do?

They pulled Reyes.

That's right -- in an attempt to win the batting crown, the Mets pulled one of the few franchise players the team has ever had. Reyes didn't even finish out his time on the bases -- he was immediately yanked after reaching, much to the fans' displeasure. Now, the last memory Mets fans will have of Reyes is that of booing him.

The horrid decision by the Mets leaves  fans without an ability to see Reyes play a full game... all at the expense of winning the batting average category. As if batting average matters these days. There's a reason there hasn't been much coverage of the chase for the batting title down the stretch, with Matt Kemp's potential Triple Crown chase only lifting the discussion into national consciousness for a brief moment.

To be fair, the Mets may have pulled the shortstop at Reyes' request. You can understand where Reyes might have been coming from -- he's capping off a sensational season with a potential batting title which will only improve his chances of a big contract in free agency. In addition, let's be honest -- 30 years from now, Reyes would remember and appreciate his batting titie far more than he would playing in a meaningless final game.

The only problem, again, is that this may be Reyes' final game as a Met. Shouldn't fans get a chance to watchs omeone who brought them much joy over the last nine season?

The Rangers' C.J. Wilson knows exactly where he stands calling the move "bush league!! Make him play. People pay a lot of money for tickets" on Twitter.

"Seriously people- taking out a star player to preserve his batting average lead...weak! I hope ryan braun goes 5- 5 and wins the title now," Wilson added.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:12 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 6:12 pm
 

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Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: September 28, 2011 8:48 pm
 

Mets pull Jose Reyes from final game

If I'm a Met player and Reyes wanted out on his own, I'm KOing his ass in the dugout. What a loser. Hope he stays in NY with the rest of that loser organization. I feel bad for David Wright, a guy I respect, trapped on a team surrounded by losers.



Since: Aug 5, 2009
Posted on: September 28, 2011 7:53 pm
 

Mets pull Jose Reyes from final game

As a Mets fan i have to agree here get in the box and prove you deserve it. If my memory serves  me right the mets dont have a batting champion ever so maybe that had something to do with it but, very un classy for a guy looking for a big contract




Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: September 28, 2011 3:19 pm
 

Mets pull Jose Reyes from final game

Braun goes 3 for 4 and snatches the title anyhow, because Reyes is a bitch!!!

Poetic Justice......



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: September 28, 2011 2:53 pm
 

Mets pull Jose Reyes from final game

Ok let's add his jerks name to the list of contract looking players instead of having them concentrate, AND PLAY, what they are getting pfaid for.  Fielder, Rolands, and now this wanna be idiot.  Braun should get the title just because he's an EVERYDAY player and he PLAYS EVERY DAY, smae with Kemp.  The Mets should have to give back every dollar they got for tickets for this game, the fans lost here.  With any luck Reyes WON'T be comming to your town anytime in the near future, I hope no one signs him and he ROTS in a Met uniform.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: September 28, 2011 2:46 pm
 

Mets pull Jose Reyes from final game

Very bush league decision..Ryan Braun was in contention for the Batting title (tied with Reyes) too and may need it to beat Kemp for the MVP.  Reyes should have stayed in the game and taken his at-bats.  You want to win the title, get in the box and bat, not run for the bench.



Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: September 28, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Mets pull Jose Reyes from final game

Busch League.......

Especially for someone who seems to have a sore vagina EVERY game.....


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