Nelson Doubleday feels sorry for the Wilpons

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Former Mets owner Nelson Doubleday when asked to comment on the Wilpons’ struggles:

“I’m just very sorry. I don’t know what they were doing. It is none of my business so I stay out of it. I’m just very sorry.”

I have no reason to doubt Doubleday’s sincerity when he talks about how sorry he is that the Wilpons are in a bad way.  I’m just sayin’ that if he were going to be insincere about it and if he were to take some joy at the fact that his former business partner with whom he had many squabbles was in trouble, he could have said this exact same thing.

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.