Jose Reyes Likely Out Until All-Star Break

David MarineSenior Writer IJune 5, 2009

NEW YORK - MAY 13:  Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets bats against the Atlanta Braves on May 13, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Braves defeated the Mets 8-7 in twelve innings.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Just hit me in the head with a billy club and wake me up when this is over.

The Mets, more than likely, have lost All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes until after the All-Star break. According to Kevin Burkhardt (via Twitter), Reyes has a tear in his hamstring and "the Mets will re-evaluate him in two days."

So let's see. The Mets need a shortstop, a power bat, a first baseman and possibly another starting pitcher. We may have lost our supposedly eighth-inning guy, Angel Pagan can't stop hurting himself, who knows where Ryan Church is, Gary Sheffield is in line waiting for a ride on the DL and David Wright can't stop striking out.

This is so much fun.

Omar Minaya is scrambling, or at least he should be. At this point, the Mets need something to help keep its head above water until these injuries die down.

While the Mets can survive without Reyes, the question is be whether or not they can succeed in the long run with such a gaping hole in the top of the lineup.