MVP?: What is Greatness in Sports? Is it hitting 50 Home Runs in a year, Scoring 25,000 points in your career, or shattering tons of records? In my Opinion, Greatness is helping your team win games every time out. Thats what Jose Reyes has done all year for the Mets. Reyes has racked up ridiculous numbers as he leads the N.L in Batting Average (.354), Hits (124), Triples (15) and is second in Stolen Bases (30). The question is though, could Reyes beat out big bat guys like Prince Fielder and Joey Votto, or Triple Crown Threat guys like Matt Kemp for the N.L MVP award?
Hammy Whammy: Jose Reyes was looking invincible before Saturday's game Vs the Yankees, but then in the 1st Inning, he showed signs that he was just human, as he suffered a grade 1 Hamstring strain in the 1st inning. The Mets do not want to push Reyes to get back into the Lineup, Terry said earlier this week that it was stupid to have Reyes for one day or night then lose him for 3 weeks.
Comeback Kid: Going into the last day of All-Star voting, Jose Reyes was down by more then 221,000 votes going into the day, right behind Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzski. The Final vote count was that Reyes won by 800,000. This means that Reyes would have to AT LEAST gotten 1 million votes in the FINAL day of Voting to beat out Tulo for the Starting Shortstop position.
Reyes= Greatest?: Alex Rodriguez, usually not very sympathetic to players on his crosstown Rival, said on Friday night, right before the first game of the Subway Series, that Jose Reyes is the greatest player in baseball right now. Thats Right. A-Rod said this. He said he was better than himself, Derek Jeter, Mark Teixera, Curtis Granderson, Matt Kemp, Adrian Gonzalez, Albert Pujols, Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay. etc. Was A-Rod trying to play mind games with Reyes, or really being serious. Leave your Answers down below.
all stats come from ESPN.com
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