WHY JOSE? by Tom Brennan
I am excited Jose Reyes is coming back. If everyone's dirty laundry in life came into full, unfettered view, boy oh boy would the hypocrites be scurrying for cover. It goes back to Adam and Eve, when they did the wrong thing and were scrambling for fig leaves to cover up their nature suits.
Jose Reyes deserves a second chance. To use another biblical reference, we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. He is repentant, his wife could have left with millions but stayed. I'm OK with Jose.
But - Why Jose Reyes?
Simply, the Mets are 28th in scoring and 29th in batting average - AFTER HITTING .255 IN THEIR FIRST 22 GAMES SPANNING APRIL, IN WHICH THEY AVERAGED 4.9 RPG.
Since then, 52 games, 3.1 RPG and a rip-roaring .222 average. Which has to be the worst in terms of average and scoring over that span by far. As a fan, I am befuddled how often this team over the years goes into a prolonged hitting abyss that is something experienced to that degree by no more than 2 or 3 other teams.
And, recall that the Met hitters' plight would be far worse if they had to face METS' PITCHING!!
I believe Jose will be the spark to get this excruciatingly boring, moribund hitting squad going. Thank heavens he is back.
Get Conforto back in gear, and back here ASAP.
Exile de Aza.
If still sputtering, definitely sign Gourriel.
BUT STOP TORTURING THE PITCHERS - HIT!!!
If Harvey pitched for the Bosox, he'd probably be a 10 game winner and no one would be worried about him. HIT for these guys. Come on!