Reyes says Mets should have made World Series

The 2006, 2007 and 2008 should made it to at least one World Series, Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes said of himself and former teammates while talking to media at Yankee Stadium this week (NY Post, June 18)…


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“We had three straight years with an unbelievable ballclub and we weren’t able to do anything,” he said. “It’s hard to think about. … It is what it is. In baseball you never know what’s going to happen.”


Reyes talked 1-on-1 with SNY about playing on a contender, David Wright, and his thoughts on the struggles of the Mets, which you can watch here:




59 comments
Kevin Dailey
Kevin Dailey

He's right. Not only should they have made it to the World Series but in my opinion they very likely would've won too. I still have nightmares of Beltran's knees buckling to Adam Wainrights curveball. But the Cardinals steam rolled the Tigers in the World Series and I believe the Mets would've as well.

Who-LeeOh Zee
Who-LeeOh Zee

True but at least it shows he enjoyed his time here minus the let downs. Unlike the front office who tried to portray him differently.

blaiseda
blaiseda

Don't look now Jose, but you are not exactly winning much in Toronto, lately.  Yanks & O's are coming up from behind.

Chris Biehl
Chris Biehl

Plenty of failed prospects from Omar though......den dekker, Captain Kirk, Holt, Havens, Davis, Vineyard, Pelfrey, Kunz, Butera, Fmart, Tejada, Duda, Lutz, Pellot, etc etc etc

Chris Biehl
Chris Biehl

Montero, Wheeler, Syndergarrd, Smith, Plawecki, Conforto, Leathersich, Herrea, TDA, Nimmo, Reynolds, Mazilli etc etc etc etc....All Alderson guys

Dan Rowe
Dan Rowe

Woulda beat the Tigers in '06 for sure...but for now, we wait

Kyle Tompkins
Kyle Tompkins

In 2006 and more in 2008, Omar Minaya did Not have the stones to make that Move to push the team over the edge.


In '06 it was the Horrible rotation, in '08 it was mostly the Horrible Bullpen.

Jamie Barrett
Jamie Barrett

Yep Duane Sanchez pretty much ripped the team apart. His accident forced them to trade X Nady and the balance of the lineup was never the same. Nor was the bullpen. Aaron freaking no heart Heilman should be hung.

blaiseda
blaiseda

That team didnt win anything because they thought all they had to do was show up and play.  They had no fire, no passion... Remember when reyes missed a bag running and blew a game.. he wasn't mad, he just said oh well we'll get 'em tomorrow.  Jose should start focuseing on his current team and keep his loud, ignorant mouth shut about his former team.  Such bas form, but i expected no less.

'Giovanni Jiminez
'Giovanni Jiminez

Glad this interview was posted for all those who said Reyes should shut his mouth a week ago you can see clearly that his comments were taken out of context. His wish in a perfect world is to see The BlueJays Vs Mets in the World Series. Class act, good on you Jose.

metdrama
metdrama

Well it didn't help that you Jose, choked as much as anyone in those years down the stretch.  No wonder we didn't win more in those years.

manicmesia
manicmesia

I hate the fact that not signing Reyes had nothing to do with how good he was (or not) as a player, and everything to do with the fact that the owners cannot afford to have the team.  Still miss him, didn't think he was worth the contract he got but thought it was worth it to the Mets to keep a genuine home grown star who fit the ballpark they built.


I thought at the time Wright was a better player but no one could argue which one was more exciting, and I would've much rather payed to see Reyes than Wright.

Christopher Masiello
Christopher Masiello

I always bashed on Jose's occasional mental glitches and immaturity (IMO) while he was here. I thought he had the worst Baseball Skill to Baseball IQ disparity I've ever seen.

That being said - I don't think anything he has said in the last week or so is wrong in any way shape or form. He hasn't bashed anybody and I do believe that he does feel bad for David Wright. I'm sure that he is sad about not making it happen in 06, 07,and 08 too.

If you want to hate on Reyes, make it for getting picked off 2nd base, throwing his glove around the field in anger, or doing a homerun trot on a ball that stays in the park. These recent words are accurate and harmless - move on.

benmoz
benmoz

AND GUESS WHAT REYES? Your "amazing" BLUE JAYs aren't winning one either. Not even close. SO YOU CAN SHUT IT

Peter Loibl
Peter Loibl

We can stomp our feet and say that the 2006 Mets should have been in the World Series, but let's remember that we went into Games 6 and 7 with .... John Maine and Oliver Perez on the mound. Not exactly a Randy Johnson-Curt Schilling duo to hammer home a title! 


Still doesn't make my disdain for Aaron Heilman go away by any means ...

bugsy
bugsy

There are baseball teams that defy "logic" and "odds" every year.


There are loads of teams that "should" make the World Series but don't.

There are also loads of teams that do make the World Series, but

probably "shouldn't have".


And then there are Alderson's Mets, who

shouldn't make the World Series

and won't.






Chad Michael
Chad Michael

I don't blame Reyes for saying these things but it is really hard to listen to some of his comments over the past week.  I still remember thinking that Wright and Reyes were going to be a dynamic duo on the Mets for their entire careers, or at least a lot longer than they actually were.  Sure it was a tough couple years towards the end of Reyes career with the Mets but it adds a whole other layer of hurt to hear him speak poorly of those times.

hankincolo
hankincolo

Tell me something I don't already know Jose. Fact of the matter is after Endy made that great catch, a number of Mets' batters the next inning failed. Not Carlos for taking a hell of a curve, but early in the count, a fastball that he took, or Valentin not driving in a guy on 3rd,

mets2891
mets2891

Yup, they should have, and every season since has made that '06 NLCS more and more painful.

Jack Frost
Jack Frost

Yea hows that working out for us?

Matt Cooper
Matt Cooper

Jack frost...minaya got u all these prospects that we have today

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

The 2006 Mets were very much like the 1988 Mets. These teams should have been dynasties. It all went to hell after 2006. I blame Doaner Sanches and he late night search for 'Dominican food.'  Very little seemed to go right after that. Omar did a lousy job in 2007 and 2008, when he all but neglected a dreadful bullpen. Many people forget that Reyes was injury-prone. But when he was on we had one of the most exciting players in MLB.

drmetfan
drmetfan

Man! Do I miss this guy on the Mets.

Patrick Cooley
Patrick Cooley

Shoulda, woulda, coulda. And the late 80's team should have made it in '87 and '88. That's why you have to play the games on the field, not on paper.

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

He's probably right, they blew it and never recovered!

11gilkey
11gilkey

Duh.  They were arguably the best team in baseball in 2006 during the regular season.  The lost to an inferior Cardinals team who rolled the Tigers.  What could have been.  Still pains me today.  And to think that was already 8 years ago makes it that much worse.  And in 2007 you guys completed one of the biggest choke jobs in regular season history.  Maybe you should stop talking about Jose.  

Sean LaVista
Sean LaVista

Man that 2006 team had it all. We were so close.

Mooch1978
Mooch1978

@metsblog Thanks Reyes. To him from fans:You should not have sat out with a "leg injury"ever May-August from 1007 on.Thanks for the memories

Rob Piersall
Rob Piersall

Focus on your own team now, Jose. We don't want to hear it.

Matt Gunther
Matt Gunther

Duh...that series was a mess. Exciting, but also a mess. They could have won it in 6 games.

Michael Zvirblis
Michael Zvirblis

Well how many teammates said there were 2 cultures in the clubhouse?

Jack Frost
Jack Frost

too bad Omar "stinks so bad" Minaya ruined that hope

Cory Nesser
Cory Nesser

jose, thanks for saying stuff we all already know and have been trying to forget.

SantaCruzMets
SantaCruzMets

@metsblog The 2006 to 2008 teams lacked depth, should've traded Milledge and other soon-to-be-bust prospects for more P, OF, 2B depth.

Daniel Thomas
Daniel Thomas

this is a foolish statement. you people think reyes just walks outside and screams these sentiments as if that's what's on his mind? he's sat down by an interviewer prodding him and asking him specific questions which he must, in a matter of seconds, with imperfect english, think of appropriate responses. all he said was that he thought the mets were good enough to win. that comes from a place of confidence and passion. everything reyes says about new york is with longing and heartfelt sincerity. he was my favorite player and gave everything he had to this team. we didn't give back. and even still, he has nothing bad to say. 

openmind6
openmind6

That's not from a lack of passion, that's from a lack of intelligence.

William Bonilla
William Bonilla

I think one of the bigger mistakes Omar made was not holding on to Chad Bradford and Darren Oliver after 06....but I'm a fan of what Omar did for the Mets overall

cbbruuno
cbbruuno

@sandybgone It is sort of an interesting thing about sports fans. The moment a player/athlete expresses an opinion about anything a whole bunch of people turn on them like that, even when they have said the exact same thing themselves. It is why people like Tiger Woods and Derek Jeter are so quiet/bland. They are told to be because otherwise they would be less 'marketable'. Personally I like players who actually have something to say so long as it isn't some ignorant BS. I am not sure how anyone could really disagree with anything Reyes has said

mets2891
mets2891

@William Bonilla You're dead on about Chad Bradford.  Not re-signing him was a bad sign of things to come.