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Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

Posted on: December 4, 2011 7:06 pm
Edited on: December 5, 2011 12:37 am
 
Jose Reyes

By C. Trent Rosecrans

The winter meetings don't officially start until Monday, but the hot stove heated up Sunday as free-agent shortstop Jose Reyes has agreed to a six-year, $106 million contract with the Miami Marlins, CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler confirms. Reyes will not have a no-trade clause, as is the Marlins' policy.

Once reports surfaced on Sunday that the Marlins had upped their offer north of $100 million, it became obvious the Mets couldn't stay in the bidding, with general manager Sandy Alderson coming out and saying as much in an impromptu press conference at the winter meetings in Dallas. 

Hot Stove Season

Along with the Mets, the Brewers were interested in signing Reyes, but sources had told CBSSports.com senior writer Scott Miller that the Marlins were optimistic they could sign Reyes, and they did just that when they outbid everyone. How much did they outbid their competitors? Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman tweeted that the Mets and Brewers weren't willing to offer more than $75-$80 million over six years. Neither team was interested in going seven years for the 28-year-old because of his history of injuries.

Miami already had one of the game's premier shortstops, but like when the Yankees acquired Alex Rodriguez, the Marlins will move Hanley Ramirez to third base to make room for Reyes.

Miami has already agreed to a contract with closer Heath Bell and seems ready to be the offseason's biggest spender as it readies to open its new ballpark in April. The team is still in the running for veteran left-hander Mark Buehrle and even possibly C.J. Wilson. Miami could also sign Cuban center fielder Yoennis Cespedes, another high-ticket free agent.

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Comments

Since: Feb 11, 2010
Posted on: December 4, 2011 8:40 pm
 

Marlins' up offer to Reyes, Mets bowing out

Way too much money IMO.

This china doll needs a deal where most of the $$ is based on production/games played.



Since: Oct 8, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 8:36 pm
 

Marlins' up offer to Reyes, Mets bowing out

all i can say is WOW.  way to much for a guy who cant play more than 130 to 140 games in a good year. Probally the best leadoff hitter in the game when healthy. 




Since: Oct 9, 2010
Posted on: December 4, 2011 8:29 pm
 

Marlins' up offer to Reyes, Mets bowing out

Will never get the return on investment they are expecting with this deal.  If he stays healthy, which is unlikely, the deal could put them in a bind to sign quality role players.  This is nothing but a get as much season ticket money as we can move for the new stadium.


beer is great
Since: Mar 18, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 8:26 pm
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Since: Jan 30, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 8:15 pm
 

Report: Marlins' offer Reyes $111 million

I feel they are just going to overpay to get players to go there. To me this is really overpaying and Heath Bell was definitely overpaying. Plus, I do not see either one of them drawing fans to the park. They are not that kind of player, plus I don't know how much these two guys would improve the team. Hanley Ramirez is going to be a cancer on this team being forced to move to 3rd base. I wonder if the owner is going to try to push the salaries up and then sell the team in a couple years when they do not draw. This ought to be a real zoo next year if they struggle with Guillen managing and the owner is a buffoon.



Since: Dec 16, 2010
Posted on: December 4, 2011 8:14 pm
 

Report: Marlins' offer Reyes $111 million

Terrible offer/possible signing. He never plays a full season and is a speed guy ONLY. Hes had 1 good batting avg year and has no power. Why would you pay this bum $18 million a year? ave the money and give it to Prince Fielder. Offer Prince $22 million a year over 5 years and keep Hanley at ss. This is a bad move that actually helps the mets because the mets arent overpaying to keep this ijury prone bum. 



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 7:58 pm
 

Report: Marlins' offer Reyes $111 million

Welcome to Miami Reyes.  No one will match that offer and I don't see him refusing that with his pal Hanley Ramirez playing there..



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 7:58 pm
 

Report: Marlins' offer Reyes $111 million

Welcome to Miami Reyes.  No one will match that offer and I don't see him refusing that with his pal Hanley Ramirez playing there..



Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: December 4, 2011 7:57 pm
 

Report: Marlins' offer Reyes $111 million

Wouldn't the signing of Crawford for this type of money show these GMs that you don't sign guys who's game is predicated on speed when they are approaching 30. I could see if Reyes was a power threat as well and a decline in speed wasn't as impactful to his game. The Marlins or anyone signing this guy for that type of money is absurd. Appears there is always someone willing to pay the price



Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: December 4, 2011 7:53 pm
 

Report: Marlins' offer Reyes $111 million

Well I hope they have the team to win the world series with each of these guys missing a bunch of games this year because in a few years this team will be paying these guys and they will be bench fodder!  It's like watching your best friend fall in love with a stripper.  You know the ending before it even really starts but are powerless to stop it.  On the plus side after a year or two the new arena will wear off and no one will see this shame in Miami anyway!!!


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