Originally posted on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog  |  Last updated 11/6/11
Michael Baron: I say this over and over again, but I would like to know what the plan is then if the Mets choose to not retain Jose Reyes, and if they feel they can’t build around him, and/or David Wright. I am not remotely convinced Ruben Tejada is an everyday answer, and there is no evidence to show he can come close to  replacing Reyes’ presence and production. That’s not to say Tejada won’t turn out to be a good player at some point, but if there’s a question about whether or not he’s a regular right now, how can he be perceived as an answer? I very much understand the economics of this situation, and how, from a financial perspective there are reasons to part ways with one of their homegrown stars. But, as Adam Rubin said yesterday, do the Mets simply not value Reyes’ as a part of their future, or is this an internal financial problem that can only be overcome if they let Reyes walk?
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