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Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

Posted on: July 4, 2011 10:27 am
Edited on: July 4, 2011 10:38 am
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Jose ReyesIf Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has his way, free-agent-to-be shortstop Jose Reyes won't just finish this season in a Mets uniform, but will also start next season at Citi Field.

The New York Post reports Alderson is "leaning strongly toward authorizing a substantial offer after the season" to keep Reyes, and there is "almost no way" Reyes will be traded before the July 31 deadline.

Reyes has said he didn't want to negotiate during the season.

Earlier this season, Mets owner Fred Wilpon told the New Yorker that Reyes "thinks he's going to get Carl Crawford money" and "won't get it."

Carl Crawford money, it should be noted, is $142 million over seven years.

It will likely take at least $100 million to sign Reyes for the next five or six years, and the Post reports the Mets ownership would be willing to offer close to $20 million per season to keep Reyes.

Reyes has also said in the past he'd prefer to stay with the Mets.

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Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: July 4, 2011 8:50 pm

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

At this time last year Met fans couldn't wait to get rid of him, now it is Wright.  As a Met hater I hope they pony up the 120+ it will take to keep him.  This way I could laugh everytime he misses out because of leg injuries and in his later 30s it will be fun watching him get that much to get 15 SBs.

Since: May 17, 2011
Posted on: July 4, 2011 7:52 pm

Report: Mets willkeep Reyes

Reyes has always been an excellent player, his triples and stolen bases speak for themselves.  If the Mets are smart they will keep him because he has a big following in NY making him an investment.  Seats will be filled with fans that love him.  I think he will come back quick, he is a fast player with some time off.  He makes up for it on the field.  He is a professional player, it is very common for fast players to need time off. 

Reyes will bring other player who will want to play with him, the team can be built around him and Wright!

Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: July 4, 2011 7:09 pm

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

He will never play this good again, its a mirage and they need to get as many prospects for him as they can. He is gonna want 130 million plus and the Mets aint doing that. I am a lifelong Mets fan, and it's time to let this underachieving ( except for this year )  bum go!! New regime for this team. Get what you can for him now!!!

Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: July 4, 2011 5:58 pm

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

as a mets fan i beg them to sign him andif you need to unload salary trade wright..please..Jose Reyes MUST be a met

Since: Mar 11, 2007
Posted on: July 4, 2011 5:44 pm

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

Speaking as not just a Phillies fan but a baseball fan I really hope that The Mets will be able to keep Jose Reyes. Since he came up he has been one of the most exciting players in the major's and when healthy he makes the Mets lineup a very tough opponent. Facing them as often as we do you learn to respect certain players, and he is one who has earned my respect. Having Jimmy Rollins here in Philly we know a thing or two about swagger and without Jose Reyes the Mets lose their swagger.

Since: Aug 4, 2009
Posted on: July 4, 2011 3:59 pm

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

All this nonsense about Reyes being an injury prone player is crazy. Just check his numbers and you'll see he's been very durable during his career. From '05 - '08 played in 150 games or more and in 2010 still played in over 130 games while the team tried keep a limit on his games early in the season. His biggest problem as far as injuries was the Mets medical staff. Remember when he lost the '09 season due to the leg injury it was completely misdiagnosed numerous times. At first it was a strain, then a pull that needed a few weeks rest. They allowed him to come back then he felt pain again and was told it was still a pull but then turned into a slight tear. But the truth was far worse, it was a serious tear that required surgery! The medical staff blew it and they blamed Reyes for "coming back too soon" from the strain". Truth is the Mets organization has been dissing their one true All-Star from the beginning. I'm a Mets fan and like David Wright but he's become an average at best 3rd baseman and didn't deserve to be an all-star or gold glover the last few times he's done it.

Since: Jul 4, 2011
Posted on: July 4, 2011 3:53 pm

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

You know, I'm sort of tired of that same drumbeat we've heard every year over the last couple that the Mets have nothing in the minor leagues.  They had enough talent to trade for Santana a couple of years ago.  The team was a train wreck in 2009 when they were hit with injury after injury, but the call-ups in 2010 and, certainly, this year, have been pretty successful.  They've lost both corner infielder positions, have had outfielders on the DL (ironically aside from Beltran), their 2B the entire year has been a rookie and are down two starting pitchers.  And some of their relief corps are kids.  Yeah, Buffalo's a shell of a team now, but that's because half of their squad is playing in Queens.  Further more, our single A and double A teams have been rated pretty strongly.  I'm not saying their farm system is incredibly deep, but they're not exactly a wading pool either.  This meme that's been circulating the baseball world for like four years now really doesn't seem to hold up to reality. 

Again, are they a #1 farm system?  Absolutely not.  But I think it's fair to say that they're in the middle of the pack, strong on young talent in the low ball and in serviceable players they can call up, weak on 'Right now ready' major league talent.  No team's farm system is perfect by any stretch of the imagination.

Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: July 4, 2011 2:36 pm

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

Wow. How one year changes everything.  Last year at this time, people were saying Reyes might be done.  Now, he a great player that deserves 20 million a year? Not sure if he is a great player, but you probably are right about 20 million. What would stop Boston from paying him top dollar?  Nothing.  Actually, the guy who might not get as much money has he wants is Price Fielder, unless he is willing to DH.  Boston and Yankees are tapped out at 1B.

Nonetheless, the Mets are a bad time and need to trade Rejes. They dont have the talent in the minors to make them competitive in the next four years, so signing Rejes would be a waste.  Time to rebuild.  Trade everyone you can and start building around Davis. 

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: July 4, 2011 2:29 pm

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

I agree with skpetical posters.  Wilpons aren't serious--not about Reyes, not about the team.  They're working on damage control, and it's B.S. Reyes will not be a Met next season, though he will finish the season in NYC (perhaps on DL!).  Eventually, he'll be with the Sux.

Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: July 4, 2011 2:27 pm

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

This is silly, Reyes has been one of the top 3 shortstops in baseball every year he's been playing.
As a Braves fan, you have to admit that you're a loser and you know little about baseball if anything. 

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