Reyes worked on a conditioning program with Mackey Shilstone in New Orleans before he went home.
He's played the entire winter season in the Dominican Republic, hit over .300 without a hint of injury. He was quoted in one of the NY newspapers as saying that he has never felt better. He also said he was going to try and get back with Shilstone before ST.
I think the risk of injury last year was real, and it obviously proved to be, but is much diminished this year.
The Mets are counting on him to lead off and get on base in front of Beltran (maybe), Delgado (much MORE of a maybe), and they hope a rejuvenated Piazza.