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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: Dec 15, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2011 10:23 pm
 

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

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

No. o, no... the Marlins will trade Ramirez to the Reds for Voto. ;-)
At least I would love that.



Since: Apr 3, 2010
Posted on: December 4, 2011 10:18 pm
 

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

Horrible contract for an injury prone SS. And one Reyes' speed goes he's done. That will happen in no less then 4 years so enjoy it while it lasts Fish fans. We all know from your other pro teams that buying championships just doesnt work out.



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

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

Never know, the nicer weather could play a role in Reyes staying healthy. All DL talk aside, this would really be a great combo to watch, not necessarily weak in the power department, but if they go out and buy some cheap power, they might have something going. And Hanley will not have any problem moving to third, that is redic. Also, it's Josh Johnson, not John.. sigh* why comment if you don't even know the players names???



Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: December 4, 2011 10:14 pm
 

Reports: Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

Curious situation for the Marlin fans. Ownership is throwing money around like it grows on trees. With a new stadium they need to fill the seats. Tax payers flipped a large chunk of the bill to build such stadium due to ownership not having a large enough bank to cover the cost, or so they told the tax payers. Come to find out ownership is rolling in dough, and tossing it around to anyone who will catch it.  Interesting position mangement is in, decieving the very people you expect to pay the bill once the season is underway. Good Luck with that, keep on spending.



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: December 4, 2011 10:14 pm
 

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

I actually feel bad for the Marlins on this one.  They just spent over $100million for a player that was clearly only playing for a contract.  He will probably never play more than 100 games in any season for the Marlins.  Not a good deal to make. 



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: December 4, 2011 10:12 pm
 

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

The new stadium is in the heart of Miami.  Dolphins stadium is way north of Miami.  They will fill the seats.



Since: Nov 17, 2009
Posted on: December 4, 2011 10:08 pm
 

Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

The Mets only mistake with Reyes was not trading him in July. 


draper1997
Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: December 4, 2011 10:02 pm
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Since: May 31, 2010
Posted on: December 4, 2011 10:00 pm
 

Report: Marlins, Reyes agree to deal

Mets probably relieved that Marlins made a strong offer so they could pretend they tried to sign him.  So much for the next two years if not longer.  Ruben Tejada a nice player who will be SS now but does not have speed or power and can't have offensive impact that Reyes did.   Wilpons - if you can't afford to own a team in NY sell it.  I hope Madoff trustee cleans you and your crony Saul Katz out.  Thought I was done with this after Lorinda DeRoulet sold.



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2011 9:54 pm
 

Marlins' up offer to Reyes, Mets bowing out

For one, where is Miami getting all this money? they couldnt fill their seats last year....yes moving to new stadium but you still need to fill seats...


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