It is agent Peter Greenberg’s job to protect his client, to put the best spin possible, but in this case he really doesn’t know. Greenberg is only guessing when he says, “He is going to be good for next year. I don’t think that is a question.”
Of course, it is a question. It’s one nobody really knows.
REYES: Nobody can say when he'll be ready.
Greenberg told Jeff Wilpon that Jose Reyes, who has a torn hamstring, should be working out in either December or January. But, is that with or without surgery? Nobody is saying.
If Reyes’ injury is a new one sustained when he tried running this week, it’s more bad luck. Or is it? Had the Mets been proactive in their treatment, then this is more than bad luck. Perhaps, the weakened condition of Reyes’ tendon problem made the tear possible. One must consider all the possibilities.
If, what happened was the worsening of the original condition, then this was poorly played.
Come to think of it, it was poorly played all along. The perception was Reyes was dictating all the shots, and when does a patient do that? Yet, another Mets’ injury spins out of control.
If the hamstring hasn’t healed by now, it won’t without surgery. And, once you go under the knife, everybody’s recovery time is different. So, Greenberg can’t say December. What if it is January of February? If that’s the case, there’s no way Reyes will be ready for spring training.
And, what if Reyes injured himself to such a degree that the surgery doesn’t work? Or the surgery is more extensive than what is anticipated?
All season there have been projections of Reyes’ return and none of them have been correct. Why should this time be any different?
Nobody really knows. What we do know, is that this has been a mess.