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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jimmy Rollins Questions Jose Reyes’ Decision to Leave Game Early

Jimmy Rollins and Jose Reyes have been two of the top shortstops in baseball at different points in their careers. Both are set to hit the free agent market, and although Reyes is expected to command much more money, Rollins thinks being in the same free agent class is a good thing.

Rollins, who is no stranger to asserting his team’s greatness compared to the Mets, wasn’t impressed by Reyes’ controversial decision to bunt and then leave the game on the final day of the season.

“I’d have played the whole game – that’s me, though,” Rollins told reporters. “I fought this hard, to be in this position, and I’m going to see it all the way through to the end. My personality, I’m going to ride it out. I worked this hard to be this good and put up these numbers, I could see it all the way to the end.”

Nobody argues that Reyes is a superior player at this point, but that’s not the issue. The issue is that Reyes took the easy way out. If he were a true batting champion, he wouldn’t have been afraid to hit. That’s taking the wussy way out.



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