With the Mets' financial woes and Jose Reyes becoming a free agent after the season, the conventional wisdom has been that they will either trade Reyes or let him go in free agency and collect draft picks.
That may not be the case, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com writes.
Citing a source "familiar with the organization's thinking," Rubin writes the team could look to trade third baseman David Wright in the offseason.
"It will be a very ticklish situation because of what David has meant to the team for so long, but that's not a concern of [general manager] Sandy [Alderson]," the source said. "There will be some capital there to spend on Reyes if they choose to go in that direction. Now, he can't obviously get monster money. If Reyes wants monster money, no, the Mets won't keep him."
Alderson is likely to listen to offers for Reyes, but the source said it'll have to be a "great deal."
One team that has been linked to Reyes is the Cincinnati Reds, who currently have light-hitting Paul Janish at shortstop. However, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Reds general manager Walt Jocketty hasn't had any talks with the Mets.
Wright is under team control for two more years -- earning $15 million next season with a $16 million team option for 2013. The team wouldn't trade Wright until after the season, the source told Rubin.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.