Thursday, March 11, 2010

What If It Was Reyes Hanging Up On This Wall?

No more Filet-o-Fish for you, Jose Reyes.

Okay, so maybe Reyes wasn't throwing down boxes filled with the high calorie goodness with gobs of tartar sauce from Mickey D's, but now that option isn't there (it's kind of like when you break your fingers and the doctor regrets to inform you that your piano playing career is over even though you've never played piano in your life.)

You know what other option is out the window? You guessed it: Baseball related activities ... and that includes plain ol' exercise in this case. Between two and eight weeks is what the doctors are recommending Reyes rest up to deactivate his thyroid a little bit ... so add a few weeks on top of that so Reyes can get back to baseball shape coming off an injury. Just one jumping jack before then could put him back at square one. (No, I'm not a doctor.)

So best case is probably a Reyes return around April 20th. Worst case for Reyes might be about June 1. You're talking a possibility of two months without Reyes and Carlos Beltran. The field may have lapped the Mets by then. But think of it this way: Last season's Mets would have ignored the diagnosis of rest and put a shot of cortisone right in his throat. So we're making progress here.

So no Filet-O-Fish. And no shrimp tacos either ... ironic since the first commercial after the half inning where Keith, Kevin and Ron talked about Reyes' condition was for the new shrimp tacos from Taco Bell. That's ... just ... cruel.

I imagine every time Reyes sees this, he'll have to wipe away a tear.

Nothing compared to the tears fans will be shedding every time Anderson Hernandez is trusted to do ... anything.


Unser said...

We Believe In Comebacks . . . starting in June.


Schneck said...

At least we know he's safe from Mercury poisoning as well for a while. However, my prediction is that we will soon hear about David Wright needing a month or two of rest due to Mercury poisoning.

Demitri said...

All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again.

Anonymous said...

FML, the Mets have the worst luck. I've never seen anything like it.

FeceMcGee said...

you said it best anonymous... why the hell wasn't I born a yankee fan? It pisses me off how easy they have it... shoot I just want a NORMAL team. The Mets aren't even in a place to disappoint us like 2007 and 2008... who knew that those chokejobs were the best we'll ever have??