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New York Mets Plan to Honor Marlins Shortstop Jose Reyes, Give Away Last of Team Dignity

The Miami Marlins' new shortstop is missed by his former team. Jose Reyes spent the first nine seasons of his career with the New York Mets, leading the National League in stolen bases three years in a row (2005-2007), hitting for 99 triples and winning the NL batting title last year before signing a six-year contract with the Marlins worth more than $100 million.


And the Mets are pretty busted up about it -- so busted up that when the Marlins go up to Citi Field for a three-game series against the team next week, they're planning on playing a "video tribute" to him, according to the New York Daily News.


Reyes was the first Met to win the regular-season batting title, according to the Daily News, and named his son Shea, after the stadium the team used to play in. There aren't any indications of what the video will feature or if it will have any slow-motion hug footage, but it's probably safe to say this song will be involved:


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Rich Abdill