Mets need one more reunion on the left side of the infield

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 02: Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets celebrates his solo home run in the third inning with teammate David Wright #5 against the Florida Marlins at Citi Field on August 2, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 02: Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets celebrates his solo home run in the third inning with teammate David Wright #5 against the Florida Marlins at Citi Field on August 2, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) /
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The Mets had one of the best, young left sides of the infield in baseball with Jose Reyes and David Wright in 2006. Mets fans deserve a send-off reunion.

On June 10th, 2003 Jose Reyes made his major league debut for the New York Mets against the Texas Rangers. In his debut, he collected two hits and scored twice. This was also the day before his 20th birthday.

He became the first teenager to play for the Mets since Greg Jeffries in 1987 and was the first teenager to start for the Mets since Dwight Gooden did so in 1984.

About a year and a month later David Wright made his major league debut for the Mets on July 21st, 2004 against the Montreal Expos. Wright collected his first career hit the following day on Zack Day. This wasn’t just the debut of David Wright but was also foreshadowing of what was to come for the two young players.

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In 2005 we constantly saw the Reyes and Wright combo at shortstop and third base. These were two young, upcoming players in the league that had Mets fans in a frenzy every night. You could have argued they were the best combo of the left side of the infield in all of baseball and at the time they showed it.

Reyes who has a batting title in his career back in 2011 and Wright who was on pace for a career .300 batting average both had injuries catch up to them which led the Mets to not resign Reyes and put Wright on the disabled list almost every season since.

In 2016 the Mets brought back Reyes who is currently getting a lot of playing time and I believe it is honestly because they want to give one more Wright and Reyes reunion to the fans.

Wright is currently in the minors in his rehab stint and there is news that Wright wants to be back in the line up for the Mets and this is one reason why he should. Wright is dealing with the back issues which is an injury not to mess around with but what all fans want is to hear both Reyes and Wright’s names introduced during the starting lineups.

The best case scenarios for these two injury dealt players is to have them put back in the lineup one game; Wright batting third playing third base and Reyes playing short in the leadoff spot. An ideal situation is to see this at Citi Field and have them play one full inning so they can each get their at-bat in.

Then with 2 outs in the top of the second inning, the team substitute them out and have Reyes and Wright walk off the field together one last time.

If any reunion is going to happen it will have to happen soon though as Wright spoke to the media during his rehab assignment in Florida about his potential comeback and this is what he had to say:

"There will certainly be some things to think about. I haven’t quite thought that far. My goal is certainly to make it back, and if it doesn’t work out … at some point you have got to play. You can’t just continue to sit here and rehab all year….It’s been over two years, so at some point if physically I can do it, great, and if physically I can’t, that’s a whole different conversation."

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With as bad as this season has been for the Mets, the one bright spot that would to be to see Reyes and Wright together one last time.