(09-28-2011 04:07 PM)john1580 Wrote: reyes wdnt even read it ....he probably dsnt even know who ted williams is
(09-28-2011 05:45 PM)cmccart8 Wrote: It was actually Collins' idea...not Reyes....and he's not always injured..He played in 95% of the teams games over a 4 year stretch, had one injury plagued season and then missed 29 games last year with the oblique. This year he had one injury that reoccurred...He gets hamstring injuries etc..because he plays 110% all the time unlike most stars..and everybody in the Mets organization including the other players have said repeatedly this year that he was the voice in the clubhouse and the example for the young guys. Wright has been hurt just as much as Reyes and has been much less consistent. Reyes wins ball games for his team. Givin that the Mets have been out of it for months, there haven't been any clutch opportunities this September..or last either, which begs the question, what clutch opportunities are you talking about? It might surprise you to know that halfway through the season this year Reyes was leading ALL of baseball with the highest BA in late inning pressure situations, a stat kept by Elias..with a .500 average (16/32)...As a die hard Mets fan I can tell you that you are completely in the minority if you really want him to walk. They pulled him so he would get the ovation, it was Collins protecting his average.
(09-28-2011 05:49 PM)akbobcat Wrote: I doubt he knows how to read either.
(09-28-2011 05:55 PM)cmccart8 Wrote: And I can't believe the idiots here who are still bashing him...What the heck does a guy have to do to earn some respect? Hit .400? Score 200 runs? Have 40 triples? He never asks for a day off (says everyone in the organization)...He was called the best player in baseball by numerous players and managers this year including Arod. He plays hard all the time. It's crazy to criticize someone for getting hurt playing hard. It would be one thing if we were talking Ken Griffey Jr who went to Cincinnati and ended up missing A LOT of time for 6/7 season...or Beltran who had surgery against the Mets wishes just before Spring Training...Or Johan who was making 20 million and had surgery THREE times on his pitching arm and missed a year and a half...Or Bay who was hideous and then got a concussion and missed about 500 games jk...Or Mauer who just didn't play because of fatigue..Your talking about a guy who really does play hard all of the time. And don't forget the biggest stat of all, as of last season the Mets still had an all time record over .700 in games where Reyes scored..by far one of the most amazing stats in baseball history.
(09-28-2011 05:56 PM)john1580 Wrote: mets postgame, first question to collins was who's idea was it, and he replied that he spoke to reyes before the game and reyes said if i get a hit my fist ab take me out...i watched it right after the game. And i ddnt mean that hes bad under pressure this year, there is no "pressure situations " when your team is 15 games out of first place in june. I meant over the years in REAL pressure situations like in 07 and 08 he might as well have been wearing a skirt at the plate. And lastly, Collins stated two days ago that he wanted to pull him for the ovation , i get that completely...BUT DO IT IN THE 8TH INNING !!!!! Which is what collins prob wanted to do , but as he stated at the post game press conferance , reyes told him if he got a hit in his first ab to take him out, forget all the people in the stands who came to see reyes last game and give him a send off , and forget his nuts in the dugout , lets put our tail between our legs and pray that braun dsnt have a monster day ....loser
(09-28-2011 06:01 PM)john1580 Wrote: your stat about them having a 700 record when he scores is my point dude.....hes been here for 6 yrs and they made the playoffs once...so in the games he scores that they win 7 out of 10 times, he scores 4 runs..but the rest of the time he does nothing , and the teams record is WELL below 500 in his career..i dnt care about when he scores a run , I want a winning team, and hes only a winning player 1/4 of the time...ive watched every game almost since i was 10 and just about every game hes played in so i know what kind of player he is...and i stated above they should trade santana if he gets off to a good start next year, and they should just shoot bay cuz he sucks and noone wants him
(09-28-2011 02:10 PM)john1580 Wrote: exactly...its embarrassing to win it like that...If Braun goes 3 for 4 tonight he wins...im hoping for a nice 5 for 5 night....What a crappy way to win a batting title, hes gonna be the laughing stock of baseball. And i dnt even think he sees anything wrong with it , which is exactly why i dnt want him on my team....let the nationals pay him more than jason werth and still suck next year. Id give him 50 mil for 4 yrs, and thats it.
(09-28-2011 06:12 PM)john1580 Wrote: Im a bigger met fan than i am a braun fan trust me ...I just wanted him to win it the right way thats all, and i dnt think he did. Id much rather have my team win their first batting title , I just didnt want him to do it like he did....I do agree with some of your points though, reyes does get alot more plate oppurtunitys than braun and braun is pitched around alot, so those are all great points that i ddnt think of . But even so, im not downplaying reyes season cuz it was great, and he is a big part of the reason why i watched a crapload of meaningless games this season, but the fact remains he ducked out today in order to preserve a batting title when he shouldv'e gone out there and went 4 for 4 and made it impossible for braun to win..then id be happy as a met fan and for him....but regardless i dont think hes worth what the mets will have to pay to keep him in the longrun
and just so you know i was calling reyes a loser , not you...i reread that and it could've come off like i was calling you a loser which wsnt the case at all