It’s been the Mets’ refrain for awhile now: “We’ll be all right once we get our healthy players back.”
The catch, however, is a complete return to health and production.
Yesterday, Jose Reyes, who tore the hamstring tendon in his right leg last summer, said he expects to be 100 percent by spring training.
“The doctors said I am supposed to be the same Jose Reyes, I should be 100 percent, I should recover my speed,” said Reyes. “I don’t know if I will recover it right away, but I am working for that. When I am healthy, I will be able to do the things I did before.”
He should be 100 percent, he should regain his speed. I’ve heard more forceful statements. “I don’t know if I will recover (my speed) right away.” Sounds ominous.