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Mets Await Word on Health Status of Jose Reyes

By Adam Garnett

The waiting game is still on for the Mets and Jose Reyes. The superstar shortstop underwent tests in NY yesterday to try and nail down the cause of what has been labeled a thyroid imbalance. Results are not expected to be released until either late tonight or possibly tomorrow.

On the medical front, I know everyone is trying to connect the dots and point toward Reyes’ link to shunned Canadian HGH doctor, Anthony Galea, as a cause of the thyroid problem. Any fool can google “hyperthyroidism” and “HGH” and see the connection. Let’s not pass judgement until we find out what is really wrong with Jose. Until someone unearths some hard proof of misbehavior, I am not going to dwell on conjecture and suspicion. That is for publications like the NY Post to do. Innocent until proven guilty is how I like to roll.

On the baseball front, any sort of bad medical news that vaults Reyes away from the Mets lineup for an extended period of time may just be too much to handle for this snake-bitten franchise. First the loss of Carlos Beltran and then Reyes….How much more could a fan base handle? When I saw Reyes down in Port St. Lucie a little more than a week ago, It was clear that he has lost some of the bulk he had put on over the past few years. In our interview with him, he even admitted as much. I just chalked it up to his lack of inactivity last season with the hamstring injury and subsequent surgery.

So as we wait with bated breath to hear about Reyes’ health, take solace in the fact that some pretty positive stuff is going on in Mets land as we speak.

  • Johan Santana is about an hour away from taking the mound for his first outing since undergoing elbow surgery last September.
  • Ike Davis continues to rake from the first base position (.588 BA with 16 total bases) and may me making it extremely hard for the Mets brass to decide what to do with him. The kid is 23, not 19 or 20 and I think we all know what Daniel Murphy’s ceiling is like so I think you get the picture on how I feel about it. Put him in coach, he’s ready to play, today.
  • 20-year old flamethrower Jenrry Mejia has opened up many eyes (see Jerry Manuel) and looks every bit the part of the jewel of the Mets farm system. With the status of Kelvim Escobar up in the air, there have been rumblings that if Mejia continues to dominate this spring, he could end up as K-Rod’s eighth-inning set up man. In the case of Ike Davis, I said go for it. In this case, due to Mejia’s age and the Mets and his desire for him to be a starting pitcher, I am leaning toward having him start the year in the minors. His arm appears to be too valuable to mess around with

More to come on the Reyes situation when news becomes available. For now, sit back and enjoy the return of one of the best hurlers to every slip on a Mets uni.