Jose Reyes has suffered injury after injury, from a hamstring tendon to a strained oblique to an unusual thyroid issue, all while still just 27 years old.
Still in his prime, Reyes is gearing up for a spectacular 2011 as he plays for his next contract--hopefully from the Mets.
“I want to be the player I was before all the injuries and I know I can be," Reyes told the NY Post. “[This] year, I’ll be different. It’s going to be a big year.”
A healthy Reyes is more than capable of stealing 50+ plus bases, hitting close to .300 with 15+ homers, and legging out 25 triples. He is so talented, however, that this may just be the tip of the iceberg.
Reyes will be playing for his career as a Met, and Sandy Alderson will want to see him play at a top-notch level before signing him to a long-term deal.
“I can’t wait to get started again,” Jose told Mets.com. “This is where I began my career and this is where I want to stay. The last four years have been disappointing for everyone. We have to make it better and we will.”