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Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

Posted on: July 4, 2011 10:27 am
Edited on: July 4, 2011 10:38 am
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Jose ReyesIf Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has his way, free-agent-to-be shortstop Jose Reyes won't just finish this season in a Mets uniform, but will also start next season at Citi Field.

The New York Post reports Alderson is "leaning strongly toward authorizing a substantial offer after the season" to keep Reyes, and there is "almost no way" Reyes will be traded before the July 31 deadline.

Reyes has said he didn't want to negotiate during the season.

Earlier this season, Mets owner Fred Wilpon told the New Yorker that Reyes "thinks he's going to get Carl Crawford money" and "won't get it."

Carl Crawford money, it should be noted, is $142 million over seven years.

It will likely take at least $100 million to sign Reyes for the next five or six years, and the Post reports the Mets ownership would be willing to offer close to $20 million per season to keep Reyes.

Reyes has also said in the past he'd prefer to stay with the Mets.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:24 am

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

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Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: July 5, 2011 10:36 am

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

1 great season does not make a career....I love Reyes, but if signing him is going to cripple the franchise then forget it. I like David Wright as a building block more anyway, despite him being hurt this year. Drive up the price/interest, and trade him for multiple prospects.. The "win-now" mentality did not work with the Mets....we're playing solid ball right now, let's start building for THE FUTURE.  LET'S GO METS!!!

Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: July 5, 2011 10:34 am

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

Question to ALL.  You can OWN either the Dodgers or the Mets?

Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: July 5, 2011 10:27 am

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

Mets have a much better chance of signing Reyes if he's hurt for most of the rest of the season.  Only if his price comes down will they have a chance.  If he returns this week and continues his great year he'll get a contract over $100 million and I just don't think the Mets will do it, given their financial situation.

Since: Jun 30, 2011
Posted on: July 5, 2011 3:00 am

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

As a Met's fan this worries me because I would feel a lot better if they went out and got some prospects at the deadline instead of singing him and letting wright walk at the end of next year. I feel wright is a lot safer to spend money granted he has been hurt but he has never had to be motivated to play well. I just hope the Met's will make the right desicion for the fruture not for the present.

Since: Jun 27, 2007
Posted on: July 5, 2011 12:08 am

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

I know why I don't get involved with these boards too often. What a bunch of dopes. Will they spend the money for him depends on one thing, the junk bond minority owner. He has it in his purchase that like any other of his other transactions, if the organization fails financially, he has first crack to buy the team. He is a Mets, not a Dodger fan like Wilpon. Because of that threat and the attendance factor Reyes is, Wilpon can't afford not to make an offer. I'm not even addressing the other dopey comments like the guy is injury prone when the only significant time he's missed in 7 years was a kidney ailment not injury, and a misdiagnosed injury. Oh, and by the way I like the guess they have to get back a major league ready SS when one of their best  prospects has been with the team all year, SS Ruben Tejeda. Their weakness is a stud pitcher who's sitting in rehab, and someone to replace the all star Beltran that they will lose this year, and Bay who can't seem to make it work in cavernous CitiField which is the reason they don't hit for power.

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: July 4, 2011 10:04 pm

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

This is a 100% ploy by the Mets.  Put simply they cannot afford Reyes and they know it.  They are trying to make it sound like they want to keep him so they can try to drive up the trade value.  This is especially important given the latest hamstring issue.

Quite frankly, speed guys that can aggravate a pitcher in the post-season are more important than sluggers that get hit .250 with one homer over a series.  That being said, his trade value won't approach that of Tex a few years ago and Holliday for the simple reason that only a few GM's in baseball understand the matrix of the game is quickly changing in the non-steroid era.  Defense first catchers and fleet-flooted base stealers are the wave of the future .. and I LOVE IT.

My guess is it will take a near MLB ready SS and a top tier young arm to get Reyes and not much more considering he is likely a rental player.  the Mets probably already realize they won't get as much as they had hoped so they are trying everything they can to drive up the bidding.

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: July 4, 2011 10:02 pm

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

Sign at your own much time has he missed over the past few years with injuries?  Just remember, he is in a contract's amazing how good these guys play when they are in a contract year.  I think he is worthy of keeping, just beware what you might get in the end.

Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: July 4, 2011 9:17 pm

Report: Mets working to keep Reyes

You need to stop drinkint the cool-aide.  Their minor league isn't crap, but it is far from decent.  The Santana deal was a last ditch effort to get something for Johan because the Twins knew he was leaving.  They couldn't get anything from the Sox or Yanks (smart on their part) so they turned to the Mets.  Tell me who in that deal is even a decent ball player (the answer is none of them).  Other than Ike (who is good) who else have they produced.  The fill-ins are decent but they are back ups once Ike and David are back.  Even a "stud" like Wright is a little over rated.  What has he done-- his numbers look nice but I have watched a lot of games and in big spots he fails.  He is a padder (a guy who gets two homers and 5 rbis in a game his team wins by 11).  Their staff is not filled with youngsters.  Some are young but with the youngest being 25 that is not a youngster.  The problem for the Mets is they have little power.  They starting center fielder was a career 4th OF.  The Mets have depth at their minor league level but they don't have quality.

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