Dutch Treats: Jose Reyes Back, No Pedro Martinez— Jerry Manuel Out of Loop?

Mets PoliceSenior Analyst IMarch 11, 2009

Congratulations to the Netherlands on eliminating the Dominican Republic from the world's foremost made up baseball tournament.   Several good things come out of this:
Jose Reyes returns home to Jerry's watchful eye.  Now Jerry can tinker with the Boostillo and Reyes dynamic to see who should lead off, bat two, bat nine or be outrighted to Buffalo.
No more stories about how sharp Pedro looks against Kingsale, Schoop, and de Caster.   I mean if Pedro doesn't mind throwing three innings out of the bullpen once a week while the Mets are losing 9-2, fine bring him in—but to start him every fifth day is just asking to chew the bullpen.
In other Mets news (yay, Mets news!) the Post mentions that Jerry Manuel seemed caught off guard by the Duaner Sanchez release.  Omar, are you not talking to the manager about player moves?  Maybe this really was a budgetary layoff. 

At least they aren't laying off office workers like the Same Old Jets are (technically it's a "furlough" but that's not as snarky).
I refuse to be part of the John Maine panic.  He said he felt good.  That's good enough for me.  Spring is about getting your work in not winning games.
Welcome back Jose.
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