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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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Comments

Since: Feb 28, 2008
Posted on: July 4, 2011 11:45 am
 

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

It isn't easy for the Mets to compete at keeping their high-salaried players, being the small-market team they are.

Oh, wait.

Never mind. They aren't a small-market team, they're a small owner team. Just like the Dodgers.



Since: Jul 27, 2008
Posted on: July 4, 2011 11:41 am
 

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

This has really been the first year that Reyes hasn't had an extended stint on the DL since he entered the league (keep in mind that it isn't even the all star break yet).
Um, lies and blasphemy? Between 2005 and 2008, Reyes averaged 158 games played, leading the league in ABs twice, and SBs three times,  in that four year span. That doesn't sound like a player that "had an extended DL stint" to me. Granted, he has had some injuries the past 2 seasons, but to write him off as a player that has never been able to stay healthy is just asinine and plain wrong.



Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: July 4, 2011 11:29 am
 

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

He's at his peak performance because it's a contract year. He's been the most bored player on the planet since he came into the league. There is no excuse to keep him if you're the Mets. Playing .500 ball, spending all your money to keep your best player on a .500 club is just silly. Go get some prospects and some pitching......



Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: July 4, 2011 11:29 am
 

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

As far as I can tell, this guy is either really, really unlucky or the biggest con artists in baseball. He obviously is as naturally talented as any middle infielder in the game, but until this season, he either couldn't figure out how to put it all together or couldn't figure out how to stay on the field for more than three weeks at a time. This has really been the first year that Reyes hasn't had an extended stint on the DL since he entered the league (keep in mind that it isn't even the all star break yet).

Oh yeah, did i mention its a contract year? Everybody has always said he was a top shortstop in baseball, but that phrase was always tainted with the distain of potential, not the glint of achievement. I'm interested to see 1) If he manages to stay healthy for the second half of the seaosn, 2) What kind of deal he gets in the off-season and most importantly 3) Does he suddenly relapse into his old injury prone ways once his contract is guaranteed again?

Just sayin.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: July 4, 2011 11:27 am
 

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

You guys are kinda funny, I enjoyed reading your posts.. sorta brightened my Monday morning a little bit.  But no, Reyes isn't signing anything and is very likely to be leaving the Mets after the season.  He already said he won't negotiate a new deal with the Mets during until after the season which means their odds decrease dramatically right off the hop.  Do you guys really believe the Mets are going to risk losing Reyes for nothing but compensatory draft picks by letting the year go by without trading him?  Not a chance... no way.  The only thing worse then Reyes leaving after this season is the Mets sitting on their hands and not getting a great package of players in return.... they aren't that stupid, they won't do that.   And the owner already guaranteed Reyes won't get Crawford money which eliminates the Mets from the discussion completely because Reyes will get a minimum of Crawford money and much more if he continues to put up the numbers he's putting up for the rest of the season.  The Mets would have to be the dumbest team in the history of baseball to let the season go by and take their chances in the offseason........ I don't they are that dumb....



Since: Jun 28, 2011
Posted on: July 4, 2011 11:08 am
 

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

I have said it all along on every post when people talk trash at the start of next year Reyes will be a Met next year. People buy to much into the money problem when their really is none they are in New York and can easily find investors. Problem is the owners are greedy they want the whole stake but they will not let Reyes slip to the other side of town and be a Yankee.. Jeter would be out in a heartbeat if Yanks could sign Reyes and thats a fact !



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: July 4, 2011 10:52 am
 

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

The Mets will re-establish themselves as a big market player and re-sign Jose to make a statement. 


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