Mets’ Jose Reyes: You Talk Trade, I’ll Keep Playing
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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – As far as Mets shortstop Jose Reyes is concerned, media and fans alike can keep going with the trade speculation. He’ll just show up to work and do his thing.
“I don’t care if you people talk about that a lot, but I’m still gonna concentrate on playing my game,” Reyes said before yesterday’s 2-0 loss to the Giants.
Reyes went 0-for-4 on Wednesday. He grounded out leading off in the first to snap a streak of reaching in seven straight plate appearances.
Talk about a Reyes trade surfaced from Citi Field’s visiting dugout this week. According to multiple reports, the Giants have had internal discussions about dealing for the Mets’ shortstop, though a San Francisco source told WFAN’s Jon Heyman there’s “nothing to it.”
“I don’t know about that,” said Reyes. “I’m still a New York Met. Whatever happens, happens.
“I just want to play baseball. Right now I’m still with this team so I’m going to continue to play and continue to do my job and give 100 percent every single day. The only thing I can control right now is playing baseball, do what I do on the field.”
Reyes is in the final year of his contract and many believe the speedy leadoff man will be playing elsewhere in 2012.
“I don’t think about that kind of stuff, the rumors,” said Reyes. “I just want to continue to play better because I know I still have something to prove, stay healthy on the field and play all season. The other stuff, I can’t control that.’’
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