After the results of the 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame results were announced last week, it was also revealed that former Toronto Blue Jays shortstop, Jose Reyes, will be eligible for Hall of Fame voting in 2024.
It’s been a long week and a bit of praising the successful 2022 Hall of Fame Candidates and listening to the strong debates of the baseball world on their perspectives. The agreements and disagreements of the Baseball Writers of America’s decisions to not vote in various names. Former Blue Jays such as Roger Clemens, Scott Rolen, Omar Vizquel, Jeff Kent, and Mark Buehrle were all on the 2022 Hall of Fame holdovers list, with Clemens now off the ballot.
In 2024, there will be a set of Jose’s who wore Blue Jays jerseys on the Hall of Fame voting ballot. The notorious Blue Jays slugger, Jose Bautista, and the New York Mets star shortstop, Jose Reyes. On the 19th of November 2012, the Blue Jays acquired Jose Reyes in a blockbuster 12-player trade, that also sent over Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, John Buck, and Emilio Bonifacio in return for Henderson Alvarez, Jeff Mathis, Yunel Escobar, Jake Marisnick, Justin Nicolino, and top prospect Adeiny Hechavarria.
Former Toronto Blue Jays Shortstop Jose Reyes is eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot in 2024; what did Reyes’ career look like?
This was a deal struck by former Blue Jays General Manager, Alex Anthopoulos, for the betterment of a struggling season; the deal brought forward great individual talent, however, Jays Journal writer David Corcoran broke it down in detail.
Ex-Blue Jays Jose Reyes’ Career resume
Jose Reyes has 16 years in Major League Baseball. He spent 3 seasons with the Blue Jays for a total of 305 games. He had 1,280 at-bats with 370 hits, 122 RBIs, 23 home runs, and scored 188 times. His 3 seasons in Toronto were his only career seasons in the American League, with the other 14 years being in the National League. He amassed a total of 1,877 games played with 7,552 at-bats, 145 home runs, 719 RBI’s, over 2,138 hits. Reyes is a four-time All-Star, a National League Batting Champion, the stolen base leader from 2005-2007, and a Silver Slugger Award Winner. He’s also the all-time leader in stolen bases and triples for the New York Mets.
With an impressive resume, 16 years of hard gritty baseball with speed and slickness, it is without a doubt Jose Reyes’ name is in the conversation regarding the Hall of Fame. The part-time rapper, ex-ball player from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic will be eligible for voting in 2024, not as a Blue Jay, but wearing the orange and blue where he spent most of his career and retired.