How the mighty have fallen. Former Mets All Star shortstop Jose Reyes has been designated for assignment by his current team, The Colorado Rockies. The Rockies have ten days to trade or release him, or he may accept a demotion to the minor leagues.
Wow! How did we get here? At one point Reyes was considered one of the most dynamic players in baseball. He is a four time All Star and he won the National League battling title in 2011 when he batted .337.
Since leaving the Mets as a free agent at the end of the 2011 season he has played for The Miami Marlins, The Toronto Blue Jays and The Colorado Rockies. He has been a solid, but steadily declining ballplayer. I hope that this recent news is not the end of career. At 33 years of age I would say that he still has a few more good years in him.
In hindsight the debate that raged several years back seems rather silly now. Many were debating which New York team had the better shortstop. Well, the team from the Bronx had a shortstop that should be a future first ballot Hall of Famer. Nuff said.