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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: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2011 11:15 pm
 

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

Miami sports franchises just love to overpay don't they
thinking they win automatically Heat, dolphins and now Marlins
while Rays have low payroll and all they do is win!



Since: Mar 8, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 11:07 pm
 

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

Reyes is pointing to the last three Mets fans in that picture. I can't believe what a joke this franchise has become.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2011 11:03 pm
 

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

Reyes malcontent?not much evidence to support this
 



Since: Feb 4, 2009
Posted on: December 4, 2011 10:58 pm
 

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

Jose Reyes has agreed to a six-year,$106 million contract with the Miami Marlins and will not no-trade clause as is the Marlins policy.I think thats a greatdeal for the Miami marlins and will move Hanley Ramirez to third base to make room for Jose Reyes.What a Deal.Cool



Since: Dec 23, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2011 10:52 pm
 

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

Smells like the Carlos Delgado deal all over again,the Marlins will trade Reyes or Hanley before the end of there contracts.



Since: May 1, 2008
Posted on: December 4, 2011 10:49 pm
 

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

I figured 5 yrs and 75 mil was about his worth. But hey, if the fish are dumb enough to over pay.....



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2011 10:47 pm
 

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

HAHAHAHA.  Nothing like hording malcontents.  First there's Hanley, now Reyes.  Good job, Marlins.  They're still gonna suck.  Very good player, but not worth $100 million for a guy who hasn't played more than 133 games since '08.



Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2011 10:45 pm
 

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

Ramirez for Votto?  Maybe Ramirez and Josh Johnson for Votto but not straight up.  Votto is the best player in the NL.




Since: May 19, 2008
Posted on: December 4, 2011 10:43 pm
 

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

Honestly, Votto for Rameriez. I had to check your profile, I figured you were a Marlin fan.



Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2011 10:34 pm
 

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

Dumping a ton of money into a team that will more than likely have chemistry problems and finish no better than third in division. Won't be long now before the Phils will have to way overpay to keep Rollins.


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