Today the Rockies placed release waivers on embattled shortstop Jose Reyes. It signaled that no one was interested in taking on both his baggage and his contract. On Saturday he becomes a free agent, available for major league minimum pro-rated for the 70 games already played. That means he'd cost the Mets the same as they're paying Rene Rivera and Matt Reynolds. That's a bargain in anyone's book. The question is whether or not the squeaky clean image protectors will allow it to happen? Then again they did give Marlon Byrd, Bartolo Colon and others chances...but they dispatched K-Rod for the proverbial bag of balls once his anger management issues embarrassed the club. Still, the reaction to Jose Reyes taking the field would be one of cheers greatly drowning out the jeers, so I think it's a fait accompli. After all, committing to Yuliesky Gourriel or making a trade takes real money and guts, things that are usually in short supply in Queens.