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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,'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 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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Since: Sep 21, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:24 am

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

Maybe the Marlins can attract 1,000 fans a game now!<br />

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:23 am

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

Being in a warmer climate, the hamstrings may not be so much an issue.

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:20 am

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

This would be a great signing is the Marlins can also buy Reyes two new hamstrings!!  Reyes needs his legs to be effective, his hammys are very tender and he just can`t be counted on.

Reyes is very talented, but very fragile..I can see the Marlins regretting this move down the road.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:51 am

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

LMFAO!!!! So the Florida Marlins signed a player to a 6 year 106 million deal....106 million that the Marlins dont have

Well they just put themselves -15 million over the salary cap

They better release Henley but that will only bring there debt down to -10 million over the salary cap

LMFAO!!!! Bad move by the Marlins...Totally bad move

Grade of this signing F

I grade this signing a F is because he Jose Reyes has been injured prone for the last 3 years

Jealous Mets fan Im assuming? Graded as an  At least you still have. Wait who do the Mets still have?   

Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:46 am

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

So in 7 years we might have a player of Reyes' caliber.  This is why the Mets as an organization are MICKEY MOUSE... You NEVER let home grown fan favorite superstars walk.  Its embarassing.  So much for the Reyes Jeter debates weve all had over the last 8 years.  I guess the Mets and their fans get to wallow in shame once again.  I personally will not be... because I am done as a Mets fan.  What an embarassment.

Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:37 am

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

Do me a favor and Let me know when the Wilpon’s sell team!!  Until then I will be in the Bronx.  Franchise is a joke.  Charging PSl’s and outrageous ticket prices for a AAA team??? Please

Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:33 am

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

From contacts inside the Mets organization, I have heard for a long time that Reyes is a cancer in the clubhouse.  He is disrespectful to coaches, management, and other players.  They even said that Wright wanted out of the Mets if Reyes stuck around.  This may actually turn out good for the Mets; if they can only replace him with a shortstop that can stay healthy all year.

Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:29 am
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Since: May 23, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:11 am

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

He is a class A free agent. We get Drafts picks for him being signed. I am pretty sure we get a round 1 and a round 2.

Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:34 am

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

Well I will NEVER attend another Mets game again. CONGRATULATIONS to alienating your fans.

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