Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/9/11
What if there is more to the Jose Reyes and NY Mets negotiations than we all are assuming? I’m guilty of one thing, I like to think outside the box and sure I may be totally wrong here but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. To set up my point, I think back to July 30, 2004. A day most Mets fans remember as the day they gave away Scott Kazmir. The Kazmir deal is pretty interesting when you look back on it today. When Kazmir was traded, the majority of insightful Mets fans were upset about the fact Victor Zambrano was the return, but mostly they were upset because the Mets just dealt away what we all knew was going to be a superstar. Right? Didn’t we all know, that we had a star in the system with Kazmir? Yet, the Mets gave up on him so easily. As time went by, it came out that the Mets did not feel Kazmir would live up to his potential. In fact, we kept hearing about how he was bound to be injury prone based on the way he throws. Sure, they got a terrible return for the guy based on his
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