While the Mets are enjoying some early season success, a familiar face is still awaiting his a call from a Major League team.
Jose Reyes didn't have the best of seasons with the Mets in 2018, and in turn, hasn't ben featured on an MLB squad to start the year. In fact, he wasn't even in anyone's camp during Spring Training.
Still, the 35-year-old is working out to stay in shape in case a team does have interest.
"I still do everything -- baseball activities," Reyes told Newsday's Anthony Rieber. "I'm working out and doing my running, fielding, hitting, everything, so I'm ready. If somebody calls right now, I'm ready to go."
In 110 games last season in Flushing, the long-time Met had his worst season of his 16-year career with a .189/.260/.320 slash line with four homers and 16 RBI. With that type of production and being over the hump age wise, wouldn't it be a thought for Reyes to hang his cleats up?
"I don't get to that point yet, to think about that," Reyes said. "[But] it's going through my mind because it's going to be tough if I don't play this year. Like somebody's going to sign me next year if I don't play for a year? I understand. I know what I've got in my head right now. After  years in the big leagues, that's a long career, you know? I can't complain."
Reyes is still keeping his tabs with the Mets. He still watches games of his "second family," as he called it, and even noticed a certain defensive flaw he saw from his protege in Amed Rosario. Reyes took Rosario under his wing the past two seasons, and many liked the impact he made.
"I was about to call him," Reyes said. "At some point, I'm going to reach out to him and tell him something I saw. He'll be fine, though."
But what are the real chances Reyes can get back on the field instead of watching from his couch? Well, Reyes won't be playing for any independent team, as he laughed saying "that's not on my mind right now."
His agent, Chris Leible, isn't giving up on him either as he continues to sell his client with the mantra that a team would have nothing to lose.
"If someone calls, he's going to be on the first plane," Leible said. "I think there's a chance. We've just got to find the right opportunity. He's gotten close a few times. It hasn't happened yet. My selling point when I'm talking to teams is there's really no risk on their part. Just bring him in, give him a chance and see what he can do. I know his play will speak for itself."