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The Mets might not need a second lefty in the bullpen

The Mets might not need a second lefty in the bullpen

Jerry Blevins in the lone lefty, but he does have some unexpected help in the bullpen. When the Mets signed Jose Reyes in the offseason, they designated lefty reliever Josh Smoker for assignment, a bit of a surprising move. It was curious because he was the only other left-handed option besides Jerry Blevins in the Mets’ bullpen, and righty Anthony Swarzak as their only addition to the bullpen in free agency. There has been a lot of chatter about how they are lacking another lefty weapon in the bullpen. Some theorized that Steven Matz would eventually wind up there when Jason Vargas...
Amazin Avenue Apr 22, 2018
Mets Morning News for April 22, 2018

Mets Morning News for April 22, 2018

Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Jacob deGrom was fantastic again yesterday, but in a mirror image of his last start, the Mets once again blew a lead in the late innings, capped off by a walk-off bunt single from Ender Inciarte to carry the Braves to victory. The blown lead came at the hands of the relievers that were supposed to be the stalwarts of the Mets bullpen—Jeurys Familia, A.J. Ramos, and Jerry Blevins. The Mets’ offense struggled against Julio Teheran, but Jose Reyes finally broke out of his slump, collecting three hits...
New York Post Apr 22, 2018
Desperate Jose Reyes turns to Twitter for hope

Desperate Jose Reyes turns to Twitter for hope

ATLANTA — Jose Reyes took to Twitter before Saturday’s game to post a positive thought. “Reyes will get a hit,” the Mets shortstop posted 11 times in succession. The tactic worked. Reyes, who was hitless in 20 at-bats to start the season, went 3-for-4 with a run in the Mets’ 4-3 loss to the Braves...
New York Post Apr 19, 2018
Todd Frazier bringing all of his value to the Mets now

Todd Frazier bringing all of his value to the Mets now

ATLANTA — Over in The Bronx, Neil Walker looks more out of rhythm than Elaine dancing on “Seinfeld,” and right here with the Mets, Jose Reyes has raised early concerns about an expiration date. The Pirates’ Josh Harrison (fractured bone in left hand) will be inactive until June, probably. Here at SunTrust Park on Thursday?...
Amazin Avenue Apr 19, 2018
Mets can’t give Jose Reyes a very long leash

Mets can’t give Jose Reyes a very long leash

The infielder is struggling in a very small sample size, but the Mets have other options. Tuesday night, with the Mets down a run to the Nationals in the sixth inning and two runners on base, the pitcher’s spot came up in the lineup. Against a left-handed pitcher, Mickey Callaway decided to send up Jose Reyes, who has hit lefties well the last two years, but has looked lost early in the season. And Reyes again looked completely overmatched in that at bat, promptly going down on strikes, with the final strike coming on a feeble, embarrassing swing. That strikeout gave the infielder an...
NorthJersey.com Apr 18, 2018
NY Mets: Mickey Callaway being selective when getting Jose Reyes at-bats, playing time

NY Mets: Mickey Callaway being selective when getting Jose Reyes at-bats, playing time

Jose Reyes has struggled at the plate so far this season but manager Mickey Callaway is trying to find good spots to get him playing time.        
New York Post Apr 18, 2018
It’s not just ownership that’s keeping Jose Reyes a Met

It’s not just ownership that’s keeping Jose Reyes a Met

Jose Reyes is a Met mainly because he loves being here and ownership loves him and — in theory — he came cheap. That was enough to get him re-signed to a major league contract for $2 million, which isn’t much in the majors. But it came at a time when so many in his...
SNY TV Apr 18, 2018

Why is Jose Reyes on the Mets?

In spring training, I heard multiple Mets people say Jose Reyes was re-signed mostly to be a mentor to Amed Rosario, while also acting as a hedge against any infield injuries.
SNY TV Apr 18, 2018

On Callaway's decision to pinch-hit with Reyes in the sixth inning

With the Mets trailing by the score of 3-2 in the sixth inning and runners on first and third with one out, Mickey Callaway turned to Jose Reyes to pinch-hit.
New York Post Apr 18, 2018
Jose Reyes has never been so ‘lost’

Jose Reyes has never been so ‘lost’

Here was the perfect spot for Jose Reyes. The Mets trailed by one run in the sixth. They had runners on first and third, one out. Reyes, 0-for-2018, was summoned to pinch hit, to take his 17th official at-bat. About the best thing that could be said in Reyes’ turn against lefty reliever Sammy Solis...
NorthJersey.com Apr 18, 2018
Mets follow up collapse with frustrating 5-2 loss to Nationals

Mets follow up collapse with frustrating 5-2 loss to Nationals

Using Jose Reyes as a pinch hitter in a critical spot backfired for the Mets in a 5-2 loss to Washington. Reyes fanned with runners on the corners.        
NorthJersey.com Apr 17, 2018
Jose Reyes on his 0-for-17 start

Jose Reyes on his 0-for-17 start

Jose Reyes on his 0-for-17 start        
NorthJersey.com Apr 17, 2018
Mickey Callaway on using Jose Reyes

Mickey Callaway on using Jose Reyes

Mickey Callaway on using Jose Reyes        
New York Post Apr 15, 2018
It has somehow gotten uglier for Jose Reyes

It has somehow gotten uglier for Jose Reyes

Jose Reyes and David Wright may never play together again, but the forever-intertwined teammates still share so much in common — including the fact neither one of them has a hit this year. Reyes went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Sunday’s 3-2 win over the Brewers, and is now 0-for-16 this season, with one walk....
Amazin Avenue Apr 5, 2018
Episode 275: Maybe the Mets are Good!

Episode 275: Maybe the Mets are Good!

The first week of the Mets’ season went really well, which makes for a happy podcast. Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we try to keep things in perspective but celebrate the Mets’ great first week of the 2018 season. Brian is off this week, but Allison McCague steps in as co-host as I do my best to put on Brian’s hat, and we think you’ll enjoy the show. We touch on the incredibly opening week that we saw from Yoenis Cespedes, the state of the rotation and bullpen, what on Earth is going on with Jose Reyes starting over Amed Rosario a couple of times, and plenty more....

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