Jose Reyes is playing at a level beyond expectations. He is a triples machine. He is putting the ball in play and not chasing bad pitches. He is the player we all hoped he would be.
Mets fans have put a burden on Reyes ever since he was called up. We expected him to dominate from the get go. We saw flashes of brilliance but it is only now that Reyes appears to be coming into his own. He is now starti g to mature.
These first few weeks of the season have made me realize that the Reyes we are seeing now is just the beginning. He has been slow to mature and injuries haven't helped. But when Reyes is healthy he is the best shortstop and leadoff hitter in the league.
The more i see him the more iwant him to stay. I don't want him to go to San Fran or worse, Philadelphia, and continue his dynamic play. For years we have wanted home grown talent to stay and develop. Reyes is giving us just that. It is only a bit later than we expected.
I hope it is not too late.