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Jose Reyes says he is excited to be back at Citi Field for the first time since leaving the Mets.
The speedy shortstop, who spent his first nine seasons in New York, returned Tuesday with the Miami Marlins as the teams got set to open a three-game series.
A homegrown star, Reyes was a fan favorite with the Mets before signing a $106 million, six-year contract with the division-rival Marlins in December. He says New York never made an offer to keep him once he became a free agent.
The Mets planned a video tribute to Reyes, but he received a mixed reception during batting practice. A group of fans in left field chanted his name, while two others perched behind the Miami dugout called him a traitor and wore big, red Xs over his name and number.
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Jose Reyes was never my favorite Mets player. In fact, he probably wouldn't find himself in my personal top five. However, as a fan who considers the triple to be the most exciting play in baseball, Reyes is without question the most exciting player I've ever seen strap on the blue and orange of the New York Mets.Reyes made things happen, seemingly always putting immense...
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won’t boo, wont cheer. i’ll sit back let it happen...
When Jose Reyes inked his name on a six-year, 106 million dollar deal back in December it was admittedly hard to be rationale. The Mets were seemingly letting one of the faces of their franchise walk away to a division rival.
With all that being said, months later it is becoming increasingly apparent that Met fans need to collectively stand up and salute Sandy Alderson for saving...
Miami Marlin Jose Reyes returned to NY yesterday. Fans showed up early for autographs and to sing the Jose song.
The Mets put together a video tribute and Jose was announced in the Marlins'...
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I went to Citi Field last night specifically to cheer Jose Reyes in his first game back in New York. I appreciate all he did for the team and can't see how anyone can blame him for leaving when the Mets did not make him an offer. I stood and cheered for his first at-bat, then treated him like any other member of the Marlins, rooting for the Mets to get him out, but not booing...
After spending the previous nine seasons pacing the New York Mets, the Miami Marlins' Jose Reyes is looking forward to returning to the Big Apple.
A three-game set at Citi Field could help the reigning NL batting champion get going at the plate.
With Reyes and the rest of his team looking to break out, Miami sends Josh Johnson to the hill opposite New York's Johan Santana...
Get used to it.
Jose Reyes makes his highly anticipated return to Citi Field tonight as the Mets host the Marlins in the opener of an important (for April) three-game set. The Mets will send Johan Santana to the mound tonight looking to end a two-game losing streak. He’ll be opposed by Miami’s ace Josh Johnson.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and the game can be seen on...
Jose Reyes went hitless in his return to Citi Field and Lucas Duda lined a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning that caromed off reliever Edward Mujica, sending the New York Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Florida Marlins on Tuesday night.
Johan Santana and Josh Johnson zipped through the first six innings in a crisp pitchers' duel between healthy-looking aces. Santana, coming...
The first of anything that Jose Reyes does against the Mets can be pretty jarring. Take Wednesday, when Omar Infante crushed a home run off R.A. Dickey to make the score 1-0. Who do you think was waiting for Infante at the top step with a choreographed handshake? That's right, Reyes.Now I've been the guy who has spent years defending the choreography. So I'm not going...
Well this just about brings it home, so to speak. Doesn't it?
It promised to be an eventful day, but we just didn't know how eventful. We awoke to "Jose Reyes Day" with Jason Bay hitting the disabled list with a fractured rib which he accrued by flailing and missing a fly ball. This we sort of expected. But then we find out that Mike Pelfrey (the other boo twin...
The night was supposed to be all about ex-Met Jose Reyes' return to New York in his splashy new Miami Marlins uniform. The more significant story, though, turned out to be a pair of gems thrown by aces injured in 2011, as Johan Santana and Josh Johnson locked up in an old-fashioned pitchers' duel in the first game of their three-game series at Citi Field on Tuesday. As...
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
Ruben Tejada – SS
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Lucas Duda – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Mike Baxter – LF
Josh Thole – C
Johan Santana – LHP
RISP: The Mets were 3-15 with runners in scoring position during yesterday’s doubleheader. On the year, the Mets are batting .222 (32-144) with runners in scoring position...