The news sites are filled with stories about Jose Reyes possibly needing surgery to repair his torn right hamstring tendon. He’s been on the disabled list since the end of May. Reyes is currently rehabbing in New York after leaving Port St. Lucie because of problems with his leg.
It doesn’t look like we’ll see him again this season, which is fine. The season is over anyway. But surgery would make it impossible to trade Reyes in the offseason. There’s been a lot of chatter about “breaking up the core” and Reyes is the prime player that people are pointing to in the trade discussion. But that can’t happen until he proves that he’s healthy.
I wouldn’t trade Reyes because his production compared to his contract has been favorable. It’ll start to become a little more questionable over the next couple of years though. Reyes is going to make $9 million in 2010 and the team has an $11 million option for 2011 with a $500,000 buyout.