During Spring Training, there was hope that David Wright and Jose Reyes -- who played together with the Mets from 2004 to 2011 -- would reunite on field during games this season.
However, with Wright recently terminating his rehab assignment and Reyes a free agent after this season, that reunion might never happen.
"I wish all the best for him and whatever decision he needs to make I am going to be behind him 100 percent," Reyes said Tuesday, according to Mike Puma of the NY Post.
"If he wants to continue to play, I am going to be here supporting him and whatever he decides to do," Reyes continued. "But, at the same time, he needs to decide about his future and does he want to continue to try?"
Reyes signed with the Mets in late June, 2016, after being released by the Rockies, one month after Wright ended his season early to have corrective surgery on a herniated disk.
Matthew Cerrone (Twitter | Instagram | About Me): Reyes played left field Tuesday night, indicating the Mets may still view him as a possible super-utility player next season. It's assumed Jose would take a reasonable deal to remain in New York, mostly because it's not like he had a strong enough season this year to warrant anything major on the open market.
If Jose is back, and Wright doesn't retire, it's possible they again stand side by side on field in St. Lucie like we watched this past February and March. However, the odds of them both being here, and both remaining healthy enough to make the Opening Day roster, feel slim. It still gives me anxiety and makes me feel like a dinosaur when thinking that -- in their mid 30s -- Wright and Reyes are not only considered old, but they're so old (in baseball terms) that retirement is in view.
Nevertheless, their relationship is fascinating to me. This past spring, they had a seeming love-hate, supportive, rivalry, big brother, little brother thing happening that I don't recall from when they entered the league. It seemed every interaction was genuine, but awkward, yet always ended in laughter. I would love to see them back together again before it ends, if for no other reason than to give the post-Piazza, Wright-and-Reyes era a full-circle conclusion in front of their fans.