Rey Sanchez
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Rey Sanchez
Rey Sanchez
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 492 of 1043 players
Rey Francisco Guadalupe Sanchez
Born: October 5, 1967 at Rio Piedras, P.R.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 5.09 Weight: 175

Rey Sanchez was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on October 5, 2013.

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First Mets game: March 31, 2003
Last Mets game: July 25, 2003

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Gregory Gewirtz
April 3, 2003
What can Sanchez do that Marco Scutaro could not that it was worth paying this guy $1.3 mil?

Reyes should be ready no later that by June 1st, and if he took longer than that, and Scutaro failed in his audition, guys like Sanchez are eminently available via trade.

Etch 35
April 5, 2003
His glove is good, he knows how to hit behind a runner on 2nd base and he makes Roberto Alomar happy. Thats what.

Give him time, you'll see he's a good shortstop. Even if he flops, just remember...Reyes is on his way, so why rush him?

April 6, 2003
Perhaps he should try changing his uniform number. I don't know a lot about this Rey, but what I do know is that he has a good glove, and he's had a decent batting average in the past, something around the neighborhood of .275. Where that other stadium seems to be the fountain of youth - for some reason Shea seems to be the place players come to die but I'll give him more of chance. At least he doesn't make me want to bang my head against the wall yet like the previous shortstop named Rey.

April 25, 2003
OK I've seen enough. Now he annoys me, I didn't think it possible that someone could be worse with a bat than his predecesor Ordonez who is now hitting like crazy in Tampa Bay. What happened to this guy? He's got a lifetime career batting average of .275, I just can't understand this. It's just like that twilight zone episode where a bum finds a pair of shoes and lives the life of the previous person that was killed in them. If you saw that episode then you know what I mean, all of the Mets seem to find the same pair of shoes.

The Gaping Hole Between Second and Third
May 3, 2003
I'm more dangerous at the plate with a spatula in my hands than this guy with a bat.

May 5, 2003
So lemme get this straight: We sign this guy for his defense, right? So what's he doing booting a grounder in the game against the Brewers where he had plenty of time to field it, then throw home to nail John Vander Wal, who's not exactly Jesse Owens? And why does Art Howe leave him in to hit for himself late in the game when he's batting a buck seventy-five?

May 6, 2003
I've now officially had it with this prima donna. Who the hell does this guy think he is? He can't hit, he blunders in the field, he blames Jae Seo for his own mental error last month in Puerto Rico and now...a clubhouse haircut DURING a game? I've heard of sacrificing for vanity, but this is ridiculous. What, did he have a hot date scheduled for the bottom of the 8th, or something? The worst part, my fellow members of Mets Nation, is that the Three Stooges - Fred Wilpon, Steve Phillips and Art Howe - will spin this, make excuses and let this self-indulgent, vain, buffoon get away with it.

Joe Figliola
May 9, 2003
I've had it with this ingrate. What so-called leadership he was supposed to provide is nothing but leadership in reverse.

What steams me more than the haircut incident was the Mets/Expos game in San Juan where he took what seemed to be a year and a day to cover second base. Seo didn't throw that ball away; if you look at the replay, the ball was where most shortstops would be to catch it. And I don't think the "stomach virus" was exactly the reason why he came out of the game that night. Also, the cameras showed him to be unusually animated following that play. Could it be that Rey is the type of guy that can't accept personal blame for his own screw-ups?

Someone who shared earlier "memories" of Sanchez suggested why not Scutaro. I agree; Marco at the very least is a hustling, scrappy infielder who would have ably filled the gap until Reyes was ready. Unfortunately, we have this clown.

By the way, it's fat cats like Sanchez and Vaughn and Alomar and Trachsel that will prevent me from attending the 2003 Photo Day. Seeing this guys up close will more likely have me cursing them than taking their picture.

Etch 35
May 16, 2003
Ouch! My previous posting about this guys seems to be way off! Sorry, I try to think positive.

Way to join the long list of good players who completely fall off the map when they don the orange and blue, Rey.

Oh well, good luck and turn it around huh? It's still early...

Mr. Sparkle
May 27, 2003
I know I'm in the great minority but Sanchez has been a solid player throughout his career and was a good pick up by the Mets. He had a bad April, but no sense throwing the towel in on him over a bad month. Piazza had a bad April as well. Rey started hitting and then got hurt. Over the course of this season I still expect to see him hit close to his .280 career average. Similar to Tony Fernandez, he didn't play well at first. Dallas Green was all too eager to get rid of an injured Fernandez and then he had a pretty good year after leaving. I think Sanchez will be fine.

August 2, 2003
Goodbye to garbage. Boy this this guy stink. Another one who was decent for everyone else until he got to Shea. Maybe he can get a better haircut somewhere else.

August 2, 2003
Thank God this guy is now officially gone. He was about as useful to the Mets as a hole is to a doughnut. With his penchant for in-game haircuts, maybe he shouldn't have been shipped to the Mariners, but instead to the Salt Lake Buzz, or sent out of the sport altogether to the NBA's LA Clippers.

Frank Grimes
August 12, 2003
I can't believe all the venom for Rey Sanchez. He is not the reason the Mets sucked this year. He was a stop gap to Reyes and that's it. Everyone hates Tony Fernandez and Tony had quite a few good years after leaving the Mets. Rey is towards the end of his career but like Fernandez was hurt a good time with the Mets. I'm not Rey Sanchez fan, don't get me wrong, but I hardly hate him or blame him for the Mets losing season. He's a good player.

Rich K
August 12, 2003
A good memory of Rey Sanchez? There is none! He was possibly the worst player to ever grace a Mets uniform. He never hit a home run for the Mets this season. Recently, on Sportscenter they did the worst hitters at each position in the history of MLB and he had the least HR's by a shortstop with 5. For Pete's sake Mike Hampton had more HR's in a season (9) than Sanchez had in his career.

Mr. Sparkle
August 13, 2003
Frank, I would tend to agree with you that Sanchez was not that big of a problem but since being traded he has called the Met locker room a tomb and has stated how happy he is to be gone. This coming from a guy who didn't get a contract offer from any other team and signed on with the Mets not because of their potential to win but because he was going to be a tutor to Jose Reyes. So what happened to change his mind? He must have been talking to that low life Brett Butler. Thanks Rey, you've show a lot of class, you d----- b-- .

Phil Thiegou
October 3, 2003
At Photo day, Rey and a fan sanding next to me were talking at great lengths about their Bentleys. l thought, Rey Sanchez has a Bentley?!?!? A lifetime .225 hitting journeyman shortstop has a Bentley? Cal Ripken, Jr., 0zzie Smith, Derek Jeter...yes. Rey Sanchez...get out of here!!!

Jonathan Stern
September 9, 2004
All I heard from the Mets and the New York media before the season began was that Rey Sanchez would make a good clubhouse leader/role model for the young players. He turned out to be the polar opposite! Not only does the Mets braintrust repeatedly invest in hurt players and put guys out of position, but they cannot even evaluate a guy's personality makeup. Didn't they notice how many teams the guy had already been on?

First Ordonez, then Sanchez. Stop with the Reys, please!

April 11, 2008
I went to high school with Rey. I wasn't his best friend or anything but Rey was cool. Didn't run his mouth, was pretty quiet and a damn good baseball player for a little guy. For everyone that dogs him I just ask one thing: How long did you play pro baseball? Yeah Rey sucks so bad he played for 14 years.

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