Found November 12, 2011 on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog:
“At 28, however, [Jose Reyes] is young enough to be a centerpiece when the young pitching finally makes its presence felt. And that’s the dilemma for the people running the Mets. … Alderson and his lieutenants do have a plan for the future. But if Reyes leaves, they should just admit that 2012 isn’t part of it. Otherwise their fans have a right to ask if this is New York or Kansas City.” ~ John Harper, Daily News I buy into that, but the thing is, I still don’t know how their situation for next season changes if they manage to retain Reyes. I do think the Mets would be more entertaining and would probably win some more games in 2012 if they could keep Reyes and he could stay healthy all year. Reyes is certainly the primary layer of complexity in their path this winter, but regardless of his situation with the team, Sandy still needs to improve the pitching staff (top to bottom), he still has to hope Johan Santana and Ike Davis are and remain healthy, and he still has to hope Jaso...
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