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Posted on: November 14, 2011 11:16 pm
Edited on: November 14, 2011 11:31 pm
 

Mets GM says team isn't out of Reyes race

Jose ReyesBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson isn't counting his team out of the Jose Reyes sweepstakes. Alderson said Monday that he is still talking with Reyes' agent, Peter Greenberg.

"I still think it's early, notwithstanding all the background noise of the past week," Alderson told reporters, including the New York Daily News' Andy Martino

Alderson, of course, was talking about the reports last week of Reyes signing with the Marlins. The Marlins are perhaps the most vocal of their courtship of the former Mets shortstop, with owner Jeffrey Loria acknowledging the team's offer to Reyes.

MIlwaukee general manager Doug Melvin said he's spoken with Reyes' representatives, although he said he hasn't decided whether the team was interested in pursuing Reyes. When asked the extent of his dealings with Reyes, he told reporters, "One phone call, no numbers," according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Brewers are also interested in Rafael Furcal, the paper reported.

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Posted on: June 18, 2011 4:25 pm
Edited on: June 18, 2011 4:47 pm
 

'No chance' Reyes leaving his agent for Boras

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Jose ReyesYesterday there was some consternation among Mets fans and those who see Scott Boras as evil because, as FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports, Boras had spoken with New York shortstop Jose Reyes.

Reyes is represented by Peter Greenberg and last year Rafael Soriano switched from Greenberg to Boras and got a three-year, $35-million deal to set-up for Mariano Rivera. With Reyes eligible to enter free agency this offseason, speculation ran wild.

Saturday, Reyes told Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal that there's "no chance" he's leaving Greenberg (via Twitter). Reyes said he talked with Boras twice on the phone -- which is permitted -- but isn't leaving his current agent.

These things could change, but for now it seems to be a non-story.

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Posted on: October 24, 2010 12:14 pm
 

Mets could lose Takahashi

Hisanori Takahashi The Mets have less than a week to re-sign reliever Hisanori Takahashi or he can become a free agent and, if he does, is prohibited from signing back with the Mets by May 15, the New York Times reports .

Takahashi's agent, Peter Greenberg, told the Times negotiations were underway to keep the left-hander in New York.

Takahashi had singed a minor league contract in February, but had a clause that said the team had to release him by Oct. 31 to become a free agent if he hadn't signed a new contract. According to Rule 8 (i) (2), any player released after midnight Aug. 31 and before Opening Day, cannot sign a major-league contract with the same team until May 15.

"Hisa loved his time in New York, and hopefully, something can be worked out," Greeberg told the Times . "If not, then he will have to look elsewhere."

The Mets, of course, don't have a general manager at the moment. Assistant general manager John Ricco has been handling the negotiations.

Takahashi, in his first year in MLB, appeared in 53 games, starting 12 for the Mets. Overall, he was 10-6 with a 3.61 ERA in 122 innings.

As a reliever, he was 6-2 with a 2.04 ERA in 57 1/3 innings pitch. He was 4-4 with a 5.01 ERA as a starter. Left-handed batters hit just .217/.274/.270 against him.

Takahashi will be 36 next season.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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