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Report: Mets might trade Jose Reyes

Posted on: November 11, 2010 6:12 pm
Edited on: November 11, 2010 6:42 pm
Reyes Could the Mets trade Jose Reyes?

That's what Matt Pignataro of 7 Train to Shea is reporting, saying that the Mets will look to trade the shortstop at the winter meetings after putting out word he is available.

Reyes, entering the final year of a contract that required an $11 million club option to be exercised for the upcoming season, would be in heavy demand by many teams thanks to scarcity of options at shortstop. Reyes was a top shortstop prior to getting hurt after just 36 games in 2009 with a hamstring strain. He returned to full-time action in 2010, grabbing 603 plate appearances but didn't showcase his previous power nor his plate discipline. As a result, Reyes hit just .282/.321/.428.

The 27-year-old is still young enough and talented enough to recapture his magic, and the Red Sox, Orioles and Rays have already phoned New York to feel the club out about Reyes. Tampa Bay would likely only have passing interest due to how difficult it would be to extend Reyes. The Red Sox, meanwhile, do have prospect Jose Iglesias in the minors but could change up their plans if it meant getting Reyes.

Baltimore may be the best fit as a rebuilding team flush with young talent, an ability to spend for the right person and a desire to bring in a top name player. Other clubs that could be interested include the Yankees (although that opens up a can of worms with Derek Jeter), Tigers, Angels, Mariners, Reds and Giants.

If Reyes is indeed traded, the deal would certainly highlight all the transactions sure to be made at the winter meetings. However, it's not clear how much credence can be given to this report.

-- Evan Brunell

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Category: MLB
Tags: Jose Reyes, Mets

Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2010 8:55 pm

Report: Mets might trade Jose Reyes

this guy is a joke he is so overated. he cant hit it the clutc,he has no presence at the plate . he couldnt walk if you rolled the ball to the plate. yes he runs really fast wow. i know you non intelligent met fan seem to realize. they need a lot of help moving reyes for some quality is a start, then moving beltran and let castillo walk. unload that abusive junk you have closing games as well. look to sign a decent of (werth) get some pitching help and a quality bat for beltran and reyes. time to move on. have bay /pagan/werth in the of  sign hudson for 2nd leave ike at fist. you have a stud at 3rd and thole should be catcher, fortify your pitching and maybe you can compete

Since: Nov 9, 2009
Posted on: November 11, 2010 8:47 pm

Report: Mets might trade Jose Reyes

All you people commenting on this prospective trade must not be from the New York area.  As a lifelong Yankee fan I have seen the rise of Reyes.  I have seen the Met fans say "He is better then Jeter".  Havent seen him in two years.  Mets pitching sucks.  Go get a pitcher.  Trade Beltran too.  Havent had them in two years.  Might get some good pitching back.  Imagine that.  Best defensive ballpark.  Two more stud pitchers and lose nothing in offense except two guys who havent been there in two years.

Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2010 8:30 pm

Report: Mets might trade Jose Reyes

zdood, the Giants wouldn't have "all that pitching" if they got Reyes -- the only reason the mets would make the trade would be to grab a marquee pitcher. 

Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2010 8:25 pm

Report: Mets might trade Jose Reyes

So, let's get this straight.  The new Mets regime is going to sign no one and trade one of its fan base's favorite players?  What's next?  A manageer interview for Art Howe?  More brilliance by the franchise that I love to hate.

Since: Apr 3, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2010 7:48 pm

SF = perfect landing spot for Jose Reyes

Uribe can play 3B, if they pick up Uggla as rumored, he can play 1B while Huff shifts to LF, allowing Reyes to be the full time SS and spelling all 4 of them with superutility Mark DeRosa.

That is the move for the Giants - they'd be all but assured another post-season appearance, and with that pitching, maybe a repeat.

Since: May 15, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2010 7:43 pm

Report: Mets might trade Jose Reyes

If I start a blog and put up stupid articles, will CBS reprint that stuff too? Really, trade Ryes and get what exacly? A starting pitcher? Great idea. Have a guy that can go every 5 days versus someone who starts every night. And then who do you put in at SS? We already have Luis "no range" Castillo at second. Of course lots of teams would be intertested in Reyes.

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