Sandy Alderson has let it be known that re-signing Jose Reyes is going to be a top priority of this off-season. Despite this, many believe that Reyes will not be a Met in 2012.
There was an interesting article on here comparing Jose Reyes to LeBron James. LeBron has certainly dealt with a ton of criticism for leaving the Cavaliers – some deserved, and some not so deserved. You can have your opinions on whether or not he should have left Cleveland, but Reyes should not be criticized anywhere close to the way LeBron was.
The situations are not identical, but are somewhat similar. As long as Jose doesn't have an hour-long special on ESPN to announce where he's going, Mets fans should not take to the streets burning their Reyes jerseys.
Here are five reasons you can't blame Jose Reyes if he leaves the Mets this off-season.