Batting Average: .339
Stolen Bases: 19
Nothing that Fred Wilpon says can possibly diminish the trade value of Jose Reyes.
Jose is enjoying what may prove to be his finest season in the big leagues—putting up MVP-type numbers through early June. He's tied for the Major League lead in hits, is fourth among all players in batting average and leads all of baseball in triples.
However, Fred Wilpon, may have shot himself in the foot with his comments about Reyes.
Granted, the Mets weren't going to throw a lucrative contract at Reyes this off season, when he's set to become a free agent. Instead, the Mets were clinging to the hope that he'd give them a hometown discount.
But that slight glimmer of hope went out the window when Fred Wilpon ripped his star shortstop.
The odds were stacked against the Mets to begin with. Would Jose Reyes really want to waste his prime years stuck in the middle of a rebuilding process, playing for an organization in disarray?
Sure, some people banked on the fact that Jose would feel pressure to be loyal to the only organization he's ever called his own. But after Wilpon publicly belittled Reyes, you can be sure Jose already has one foot out the door, with his sights set on a lucrative contract and a winning atmosphere.