Suggested links for Wednesday August 8

In the Star Ledger, Jeff Bradley says Jose Reyes’ first season in something other than a Mets uniform has turned out very much like the last three he spent playing in Flushing. That is, playing stylishly, and putting up some pretty nice numbers, for a team that’s going nowhere.

Meanwhile, Brain Costa of the Wall Street Journal writes, while his old team languishes after a solid start, Reyes faces chaos, disappointment in Miami.

Spending money neither buys happiness nor guarantees success in sports. A look in the Miami dugout accompanied by a glance at Jason Bay in left field for the Mets would tell that to anyone, Larry Brooks explains in the New York Post.

Lastly, David Lennon of Newsday believes time is running out for Jason Bay to prove himself to the Mets.