Cardinals’ Alex Reyes reveals 1-year-old daughter is battling cancer

Cardinals starting pitcher Alex Reyes told reporters Tuesday his one-year-old daughter is battling cancer.

Reyes, who recently found out he will miss the rest of the season with a torn tendon in his right shoulder, said his daughter Aleyka was diagnosed with the disease when she was five months old.

While the Penn State product came to East Rutherford with plenty of accolades and lofty expectations upon his wide shoulders as the No. 2 pick in the draft, all of that will have to be checked at the door. His teammates will make sure of it.

Heck, you get a guy like that that’s talented, everybody’s excited about it, left tackle Nate Solder said. But it doesn’t matter what has been said or hasn’t been said, what matters is what we do when it comes down to it.

The recent histories of Sporting News’ annual NFL general manager rankings and annual NFL executive of the year award illustrate how hard it is to be a decision-making executive in the league.

Some who we have ranked last in a given year have gone on to win our award soon after — see the Raiders’ Reggie McKenzie and the Eagles’ Howie Roseman. There also are a couple we have honored with the hardware — the Colts’ Ryan Grigson and the Panthers’ Dave Gettleman — who didn’t stay in their positions for long.

Managing an NFL team comes with so many different tasks — evaluating, drafting, signing, re-signing, not signing, trading, spending, saving. That’s why it’s so difficult to measure one GM in relation to another. Fate can change quickly based on one home-run class of acquisitions or one decimating offseason of personnel downgrades.

It comes down to the overall quality of the moves and how they did or did not translate to a winning product, with bonus points for consistency.

Robby Anderson wasn’t apologetic.

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