The Halladay deadline approacheth!

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Rememeber how J.C. Ricciardi made a point of telling everyone that the
Jays won’t listen to Roy Halladay offers all the way up to the
deadline? Yeah, not so much:

While the official non-waiver trading deadline is 4 p.m. ET Friday,
the official Halladay trading deadline is Tuesday evening, according to
Ricciardi, though not a single GM in the game seems to believe he’ll
hold to that. Apparently we’ll go at least into that final day, as
Ricciardi had not approached Halladay about waiving his no-trade rights
as of Monday evening.

I still don’t think he’s going anywhere, but on the off chance he does, it’ ain’t happening today.

Jose Reyes is hitless in 20 plate appearances to start the season

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Mets backup infielder Jose Reyes pinch-hit and popped up in the top of the eighth inning of Thursday night’s game in Atlanta against the Braves. That ran his streak up to 20 consecutive hitless plate appearances to start the 2018 season. He has reached base once, however, on a walk, so there’s that.

Reyes, 34, signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Mets near the end of January. At the time, the Mets hadn’t yet signed Todd Frazier, so Reyes was in the mix to contribute as a utilityman but he has operated as a bat off the bench for the most part this season.

One wonders how much longer the Mets are going to let Reyes flounder. According to FanGraphs, he has already been worth a half-win less than a replacement-level player. Only eight other players have been as bad or worse this season.