The New York Mets have certainly experienced some difficult times in recent years, thanks to a combination of self-induced shortcomings and bizarre occurrences of bad luck.
Things don’t appear to be changing anytime soon.
The latest saga involves Jose Reyes, who was sent to New York to undergo more tests after being diagnosed with a thyroid condition at the start of Spring Training.
After the Mets put out a press release Tuesday evening saying Reyes would miss 2-8 weeks (a huge window) while recovering from what was diagnosed as an hyperactive thyroid, Reyes then told ESPN Deportes:
“The specialists who took care of me in New York have told me that I’m fine and that there’s nothing wrong with my thyroid. The test showed that I’m fine. We just have to wait for the results of the additional test. The (doctors) found inflammation in my throat and no medicine to treat the thyroid or any other condition has been prescribed.”
As it turns out, neither the Mets nor Reyes are being honest. Deliberately lying? Probably not. But confused as hell? Certainly.
Doctors have not finished running tests on Reyes, meaning he will certainly miss some additional weeks prior to the start of the season. As far as everyone can tell, the “2-8” weeks timetable was generated more by the Mets than the doctors who are monitoring the situation.
Reyes was perturbed by the report, especially since his condition is still somewhat unclear. For some reason, he chose to deny that he had a thyroid problem all together.
The Mets organization is clearly somewhat unaware of the health of its players. Carlos Beltran’s sudden decision to have right-knee surgery baffled and infuriated the Mets. Not wanting to get burned again, the Mets released a dubious proclamation regarding Reyes’ health. Ultimately, the correct answer is simply, “we don’t know yet.”
It’s only March, but for some reason it is starting to feel like the Mets season is already over.