Oy, from Kevin Kernan in the Post:
Some very kind words going both ways during yesterday's Reyes debut vs. Mets in Florida:JUPITER, Fla. — Jose Reyes was supposed to be the injured one. Four hours before Reyes played against the Mets as a Marlin for the first time yesterday, the Miami shortstop was asking for a medical update on his friend David Wright.
“How did David get hurt?’’ Reyes asked. After he got the details, the Miami shortstop was told that his Mets replacement Ruben Tejada was out with a slight groin pull. Reyes shook his head and said, “No way.’’
If there's baseball fan pain, this is it:“He meant so much to so many people in the clubhouse,” said Dickey. “So it’s not like someone that you’re just an acquaintance with going on to another team. He’d been a Met his entire career and made a big difference in the lives of so many people in this clubhouse. So it’s different.”
Dickey spoke of Reyes’ exuberant spirit, his personality. Manager Terry Collins said that Reyes came over to him and asked about David Wright’s injury.
“In a very professional way, he came up to me before the game. He wanted to know how everything was going,” Collins said. “You can tell he’s still got feelings for his old teammates here. Obviously, he and David were together a long time, so I thought it was very cool that he asked.”