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Brewers, Tigers, Marlins after Reyes

Posted on: November 8, 2011 11:21 am
Edited on: November 8, 2011 3:56 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

During the next few weeks, we'll start to see serious suitors emerge for the big-name free agents, and Tuesday morning Jon Heyman of SI.com tweeted out three in particular for star shortstop Jose Reyes. Heyman first noted that the Brewers are beginning to realize they have little chance at retaining first baseman Prince Fielder, so they're focusing on Reyes. Next, Heyman reported that the Marlins are "deadly serious" about Reyes and that the Tigers are also possible.

Hot Stove Season
Two of the three teams listed here aren't surprising in the least. I predicted the Brewers would land Reyes, as they have a hole at shortstop, likely can't afford Prince and could use a leadoff hitter. My colleague Danny Knobler noted Reyes would be a perfect fit for the Tigers, too. And remember, the Mets are not confident in keeping Reyes. As for the Marlins, well, Reyes works more than it would appear on the surface.

Let's keep in mind, the Marlins are moving into a new stadium for 2012. They're renaming themselves the Miami Marlins and getting new uniforms. So they're looking to make a big splash and capitalize on the changes. Payroll is reportedly going to skyrocket. Adding a player like Reyes most certainly would excite the hometown fans and he works well atop the order for them. Fellow All-Star shortstop Hanley Ramirez is already in house, though, so one of the two would have to change positions. The Marlins have a hole at third base, so obviously if Reyes signed, Ramirez would be moved to third.

Reyes, 28, hit .337/.384/.493 with 16 triples, 101 runs and 39 steals in 126 games this past season.

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Comments

Since: Jul 13, 2010
Posted on: November 8, 2011 7:26 pm
 

Brewers, Tigers, Marlins after Reyes

anyone who thinks reyes will get 20 a year is crazy lol....... he wil get like 5 at about 16.5-17 a year. and prince will get about 8-10 more a year then that. and thats alot of money. i dont think reyes should get even what i said he would get but someone will give him it and he will waste away on the DL. saving around 10 million is alot of money especially to a usually small budget team like the brewers.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 8, 2011 5:24 pm
 

Brewers, Tigers, Marlins after Reyes

He mentioned moving Hanley Ramirez to 3rd if the Marlins sign Reyes.  Maybe the Marlins are looking at nice trade bait there.  It was no secret that HanRam had a few attitude flair ups but many said he was too valuable of a face for the "new' franchise.  Well if they fill that with Reyes that would allow them to get a few players in return and probably shed salary too.

Just a guess but I bet the Marlins could talk the red Sox into listening.  Sending over one of their stud young OFers (Kalish or Reddick), a pitcher (Doubront ??), Jed Lowrie, who can play 3B and cash might get it done.  Lots of players as fill in options there.



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: November 8, 2011 4:10 pm
 

Brewers, Tigers, Marlins after Reyes

Instead of spending at least $20 Million a season on Reyes and blowing your budget when there are other needs (5th Starter, Mid-Relief, 3B, 2B), I see the Tigers working on other needs and getting maybe 2 or 3 other players for under $20 Million. 




Since: Mar 13, 2011
Posted on: November 8, 2011 3:24 pm
 

Brewers, Tigers, Marlins after Reyes

come on ned sign this guy 3 years max



Since: Jul 18, 2009
Posted on: November 8, 2011 1:51 pm
 

Brewers, Tigers, Marlins after Reyes

forgive typo..ridiculous it should read



Since: Jul 18, 2009
Posted on: November 8, 2011 1:50 pm
 

Brewers, Tigers, Marlins after Reyes

Totally disagree. i dont want to see the mets sign another player to a ridilcuous contract, particulary one who has proven that he can never stay healthy.  looking forward to seeing the team move in a different direction and away from this nucleus of players who have never won.



Since: May 31, 2010
Posted on: November 8, 2011 1:29 pm
 

Brewers, Tigers, Marlins after Reyes

Looking more and more like the Mets are pretending to try and keep Reyes.  I think he really wants to stay in NY and Mets would get to keep him if they are competitive bidders.  I don't see him going somewhere without a significant Hispanic community - I doubt he lands in Milwaukee or Detroit.  Florida a possibility - it's really pathetic that the Mets are in a situation where they are overmatched financially by the Brewers, Tigers and Marlins.  Somebody make the Coupons sell this team. 



Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2011 1:23 pm
 

Brewers, Tigers, Marlins after Reyes

Well if he (Reyes) goes to the Tigers, I think it would be a nice gesture for the Tigers to send us Verlander.  I bet a lot of teams in the AL would agree with that.  OK, back to my COMA!



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: November 8, 2011 12:56 pm
 

Brewers, Tigers, Marlins after Reyes

The Brewers can afford Reyes over Prince.  Prince is probably asking for about 5mil more a year and the Brewers have already made him a serious offer.  He doesnt want to keep playing here, let him move.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 8, 2011 12:47 pm
 

Brewers, Tigers, Marlins after Reyes

The Brewers can't afford Prince but they can afford another high profile player like Reyes? The Brewers should seriously consider resigning Fielder and build on the success they had this past season.


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