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Shortstop stands tall in the Bronx

No, not Jeter; Reyes shows Mets why losing him may be more costly than keeping him

Updated: May 21, 2011, 2:36 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- A shortstop embodied the difference between the New York Yankees and New York Mets on Friday, and for once he was not No. 2 in your program and No. 1 in your pinstriped heart.

Derek Jeter watched Jose Reyes, lucky No. 7, make the defining play of the opening Subway Series game, the diving stop on Alex Rodriguez that probably earned the pending free agent a few million bucks and definitely left him protecting his options like any wise entrepreneur would.

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