"He’s a grinder; he does all the little things," said Wally Backman, who managed Reynolds last year in Las Vegas (Ehalt, March 11). "He grew on me a lot."
In December, Paul DePodesta said there is no doubt Reynolds can be a big-league middle infielder, he's a solid, fundamentally sound, steady player, who is reminiscent of Mark Loretta and Mark Ellis.
"There's a lot of things he does you like," manager Terry Collins said Tuesday, talking about Reynolds. "Everybody I've ever talked to that's had him has said, 'Look, you're going to love this guy.'"
Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com
I've heard the organization wants him to return to Triple-A to see if he picks up where left off in 2014, or if he reverts back to the players he was in 2013. However, if Wilmer Flores stumbles in April, I bet it doesn't take long before we get a big-league look at Reynolds, who one scout recently told me is the best defensive middle-infielder in the upper levels of the organization. I'm not quite sure if this is a compliment to Reynolds or an insult to everyone else. But, in either case, he can play a role on the 25-man roster as Sandy Alderson waits to circle back on Troy Tulowitzki >> Read more
"I don’t think he has a chance to win this job coming out of spring training, the things that I’ve heard about him is he had a great 2014 season, but it was his first impressive one in the minors, you got to stack a few up," NJ.com's Mike Vorkunov said on the Mostly Mets Podcast. "Wilmer Flores had a pretty good track record in the minors as a hitter as well, and Reynolds is not a natural shortstop either, I think he played 3rd base in college at Arkansas, the Mets said they’d give him a chance to play shortstop when they drafted and he stuck there, but you know it’s not as if he’s a clear defensive upgrade over Flores."
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