David Wright and Jose Reyes are All-Stars together for the third time in their careers. Once they were elected as a left side tandem in 2006, I would have assumed it would be an annual event. It became one in 2007. Then it stopped being one. David had to be named a last-minute reserve in 2008, while Jose was falling from grace. Then Jose was out of action altogether in 2009.
It took an injury to Troy Tulowitzki to deliver Jose to Anaheim, but all that matters is he (assuming he’s healed…never the best assumption to make Reyeswise) will be there. He and David, the homegrown Met nfielders of youth and tenure. The parts of the plan that looked good on paper when little else did in 2003 and 2004 and looked so great in the blossoming process in 2005 and 2006 and seemed poised to ascend to the status of baseball royalty in 2007. David’s had his bumps, Jose’s had his absences, but there they go, glittering to the All-Star Game once more.
It makes me very happy.
Not so happy that Mike Pelfrey and R.A. Dickey couldn’t elbow their way in through an exceedingly crowded National League pitching class. Maybe one or both will make up for it in the Cy Young voting.