Wednesday, February 16, 2005
i'm not miss cleo (though i pretend to be her when telemarketers call me), but i really don't think i'm going too far on a limb when i say:
1) jose reyes will get hurt again in 2005.
2) jose reyes will play hurt and play badly while hurt in 2005.
3) jose reyes will miss playing time in 2005 due to injury and his inability to recover in normal human time.
WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY does jose reyes never follow medical advice fully? WHY WHY WHY does he never rehab properly? WHY WHY WHY FUCKIN' WHY do the mets allow this stupid punk to continually fuck up?
here's the latest jose shit from the nytimes:
In a telephone interview Wednesday, Shilstone said he examined the 21-year-old Reyes for three days last October and determined "in no uncertain terms" the root of Reyes's problems, which in addition to his hamstring woes included a stress fracture of his fibula that kept him out of the lineup for most of August and September. Shilstone said he advised Reyes to visit him for two more weeks before playing in the Dominican Winter League and to see him for two weeks after the league ended to make any necessary adjustments to his conditioning regimen.
"He chose none of the above," Shilstone said. "We didn't get to put all the pieces together. So I can't sit here and tell you the deficits are gone. I think the jury's out."
Shilstone said he gave Reyes a "partial plan," about a fourth of an overall regimen that Shilstone feels is necessary to really put Reyes on safe ground. Shilstone surmised that Reyes, following his plan, began feeling better and thus assumed he was healthy. His strong and injury-free play for the Gigantes team in the Dominican league this winter probably fortified that feeling.
"I played the whole season in winter ball with no problem," Reyes, who had reported to camp early, said. "I do a lot of different things - running, fielding, stretching - and I no feel nothing. So I can't wait to get started in spring training."
Reyes acknowledged Shilstone's role in helping him feel better.
"He taught me a lot of good things," Reyes said. "I feel better about my body now. He taught me a lot of different things." Yet he added that he does only some of the exercises that Shilstone recommended because there were so many of them.
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