The NY Daily News is reporting that doctors have cleared Jose Reyes to resume baseball activity. This could be a very good sign for the Mets and hopefully Jose will have no further setbacks. Check out the link here.
Yesterday Omar Minaya spoke to the press before the Mets spring training game against the Braves. He reiterated that Jose Reyes does in fact have “elevated thyroid levels” and that the team is waiting for the results of further testing to decide on a method of treatment.
Jose will stay in New York until these results are in, probably Thursday or Friday, and then return to Mets camp after that.
Like they said over at MetsBlog.com the Mets fully expect Jose to be back in uniform and playing in games next week.
The only baseball related question that remains from this scenario is if Jerry will still try to make Reyes his number three hitter in the lineup? Now that he’s missed at least a week of games and potentially another week, is it really wise to ask him to do this? I guess time will tell as it seems that Jerry is very determined to make the move, at least until Carlos Beltran is back.
Adam Rubin is reporting that Jose Reyes has told ESPN Deportes that there is nothing wrong with his thyroid. This just hours after the Mets sent out a report that Reyes does have an overactive thyroid. Once again, we ask ourselves “what the hell is going on?” Another Met health issue and another debacle is on our hands with how the team has handled it. Reyes is claiming that it was just an inflammation in the throat and that he wasn’t prescribed anything for it. We can only hope that he is right and that he can return to the field ASAP.
STAY TUNED AS THIS IS BOUND TO GET INTERESTING!
Here is the link to Rubin’s report:
By now you have probably heard about the rant that Craig Carton made on WFAN this morning or maybe you even read Mike Lupica’s column in the Daily News this morning. The rumors are now circulating that Jose Reyes’ thyroid problems “could” be linked to HGH use.
I think it shows the sad state of society that athletes are always guilty until proven innocent. As I talked about in a earlier blog, as soon as news was made that David Wright was bigger after the off-season, I heard people calling WFAN to say that he probably was on the juice as well. Now Jose Reyes gets diagnosed with a problem that “could” be a side effect of HGH and he is guilty in the mind of the media without any credible information.
I think it is unfortunate for anyone to have a medical issue, now I know I’ve read that this is not too serious of a condition but it would be nice if he could even go take the tests and see if everything is alright before this media circus began. Is this where we are going? Anytime, anyone has a medical issue will it be tied to PED’s?
Unlike most callers to WFAN today, I went online and did some research. This thyroid problem can affect anyone at any age. Even though it did say women in their 20′s were more frequent. The doctors also said it “could” be an affect which means they don’t even have concrete info, if one has to do with the other.
Unfortunately, I feel that PED’s are part of the game. Especially without a concrete test for HGH. I feel pretty confident that a lot of players have either experimented or currently use such PED’s. I know I don’t want to admit it but I’m sure that includes players on my favorite team. I hope that this story with Reyes turns out to not be true but it wouldn’t shock me.
Even with that attitude, I still feel people need to stop always trying to bring people down. People will always be jealous of professional athletes and I feel that media, and fans alike will stop at no end to try to destroy people’s careers. This to me truly is sad, and let me finish by saying this, if Jose Reyes is using PED’s, I would bet that a lot of people who we don’t think are using are using.