Purple Haze wrote:I think many of you were burned by Reyes last season.. And this season the bitterness shows... How can you claim that Reyes is an injury prone player
This part stood out to me. I think that Reyes has some nice tools and can be a very good player in the future but
.......He has had numerous major leg injuries, all before or at the age of 20. Maybe he will be injury-free for the rest of his career but I doubt it.
This part stood out most to me...
He has been injured TWICE
(I think of "Numerous Major Leg Injuries" as 4 or more..so it's probably just a matter of interpretation)... Hamstring injuries are serious when your entire game is running..(So I understand the concerns about his status) Yet he is still very, very young, and his body has yet to mature... his legs are the strongest part of his body..(If he weighs 165 LBS than 140 is legs..
) therefor individuals built like him are more prone to leg injuries while they are young, and before they learn how to physically take care of what they have...
This offseason he worked out in New Orleans (Mackie Shilstone
is a famous trainer, and has worked with guys like Ozzie Smith in regards to leg injuries) Jose learned how to protect his legs, with the proper work outs, and it benefited him.. He played Winter Ball, and hit .300+ with 11 SB's, but most important he was healthy...The one bad thing is that he didn't return to, New Orleans, and workout more with Shilstone
So at this point his major problem is Youth...for his Physical tools, and his Mental Attitude...(He is just frustrated, because he hasn't been able to show what he is capable of, and is tired of answering questions..This is where he lacks the Mental Maturity, yet...)
All in All...I agree and disagree with your opinions.. the main thing is, I feel many write Reyes off, before he has even had a chance at a career...(He hasn't had the Numerous Major Leg Injuries, unless you consider 2 hamstring injuries as "Numerous Major Leg Injuries", and we can agree to disagree about that statement)
If your NOT a fan of Reyes, than his two injuries before even one full year in the league, would be MORE than enough reason for me to be sour on him...
If you ARE a fan of Reyes, than you want to overlook the fact he has had (2) hamstring injuries already (and realize he is young,a nd going through growing pains), and point to the fact once he gets on track, and plays an entire year..He will be one of the best fantasy players in the league period..(ala Soriano)
But the Thread was..Giles Vs. Reyes
.. and if all is equal..and your looking at them both from the same playing field.. Marcus Giles
is the better choice without question... You would be a fool this season, to even consider Reyes in round 3-4, because you could get him later..( Marcus will be going anywhere from 2-5)
This has been a very entertaining thread.. thanks for allowing me to participate, and give my 2 cents worth...