Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/1/12
Jose Reyes batted .354 in first half of 2011, and is batting .269 in 2012. It’s funny how some things work in this game. About a year ago this week we were staging a “Don’t Trade Reyes Rally” at Citi Field and everyday we were consumed with countless posts about keeping Reyes at all costs and how the team would be doomed if we lost him. I oughta know because I wrote a handful of those posts myself. But this why I love baseball so much. No matter how hard you crunch all those numbers and all of that historical data in the offseason, along comes the regular season and it renders all that information as useless and as worthless as the toilet paper it was written on. The king of projections Bill James had R.A. Dickey pegged for a 4.06 ERA this season and Ruben Tejada would barely hit over .250 in this, his sophomore campaign. Grantland thought highly of Frank Francsico writing, “The Mets got some grief for giving Frank Francisco a two-year deal, but his peripherals (better than a strik...
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