Reyes obviously cannot get picked off in that situation. His RBI double put the Mets to within a run and he would've represented the tying run at 2nd base. If he had gotten thrown out trying to go to third, you can live with it. But for him to get thrown out the way he did after stopping at 2nd was inexcusable. We all appreciate the energy and the havoc that Reyes brings to the bases, but right or wrong, its something that occasionally happens with Reyes. I dont think this will be a reason the Mets will or won't resign him. Lets be real, Reyes is not the only Met player to make baserunning blunders. Angel Pagan and Daniel Murphy aren't half the player that Jose Reyes is, and they clearly had more mental mistakes in 2011 than Reyes did.
As for Collins, I think his decision to bunt in the 9th can be respected... to a point. I mean, one thing we have learned about Collins' managerial style is he likes to have his players bunt. He is the manager and that's what he chooses to do. He has to hold himself accountable when a player fails to get the bunt down. I also think that Collins needs to take responsiblity for the fact that team sucks at bunting, especially the pitchers. I did not follow his presser, so i dont know what he said; I'd assume he took responsibility for the call. Some may want to tell Collins how to manage, I will not. But there is no reason for a team that will use the bunt more than most teams to be so bad at it. Its like having a bunch of slow, overweight players try to steal. If you're going to bunt, use somebody that has a clue.