Reports are that the Mets will bring Jose Reyes back for like $3M.
I have gone back and forth on this.
On the one hand, Jose Reyes fills a lot of holes. He’s a veteran. Good. He can play three IF positions. Good. Theoretically he can play the OF (I saw one version of the OD roster that will only have 4 OFers.) Good.
But he used to make $22M. And we saw last year that when he wasn’t playing his beloved SS he didn’t play so well.
Is he going to take a $19M paycut and watch someone else play “his” spot (which he gave up to go to Miami). I worry about this.
Then there’s that off-field stuff.
I think this is a mis-match. He’d be better off somewhere else, and surely the Mets can find a different veteran utility guy.