Showing posts with label Jose Reyes Contract. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jose Reyes Contract. Show all posts

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Jose Reyes feels bad for Mets, comes to grip with their decision


Dan Martin of the NY Post caught up with Jose Reyes who said he's come to grips with the way his days with the Mets came to an end, but it's still tough for him to take.

"I understand it's a tough situation for the organization," said Reyes, who signed a six-year free-agent contract with the Marlins in December after the cash-strapped Mets decided they couldn't afford him and opted to not make him a lowball offer. "What they're going through isn't easy and that's why I was hurt at the beginning. But with the problems they have, I get it. I feel bad for them."

And he still doesn't quite get why they didn't come up with any offer at all.

"At least come to me and say, 'This is what we have,'" Reyes said Thursday while at a Marlins charity golf tournament at Miccosukee Golf and Country Club. "Make a push. Even if it's not what I'm looking for, show me you still want me."

But as some of his former Mets teammates worked out a couple of hours to the north, Reyes was ready for his new start with the Marlins.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

No More Tears.... Hanley Ramirez accepts move to third base


First off, Happy New Year... If your a Mets Fan, you did not miss anything.... But if you are following the Jose Reyes / Hanley Ramirez Love Fest in Miami here is the latest:

According to the NY Times, Hanley Ramirez says he'll accept a position switch to third base so Miami Marlins newcomer Jose Reyes can play shortstop.

When Reyes signed a $106 million, six-year deal with Miami last month, there was speculation Ramirez was unhappy about being supplanted at short. But new manager Ozzie Guillen sold Ramirez on the idea.

"I have spoken with Guillen," Ramirez said. "What we want is to win with the Marlins. We will see what's going to happen with the position switch and everything else. If it's third base, OK. Wherever they put me to win, I will do so."

With Reyes at shortstop and Ramirez at third, the Marlins become stronger defensively at both positions, and more potent offensively. Reyes hit .337 with the New York Mets last year to win the NL batting title, and Ramirez — a career .306 hitter — was the 2009 batting champ.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hanley Ramirez don't want to move to 3rd base?


According to the Miami Herald , Miami Marlins' Exec Larry Beinfest did not make it clear about Hanley Ramirez’s conversations with the team and whether he is still resisting a move to third base, necessitated by the signing of shortstop Jose Reyes.

Asked if he is confident Ramirez wants to be with the Marlins next season, Beinfest said, “I’ll keep it internal. The one thing I know is he wants to win. He’s a very proud guy. We want him here.”

The Marlins have said repeatedly that they do not plan to trade Ramirez, though several teams (reportedly including the Red Sox) have inquired.

But asked if Ramirez has made it clear to the organization that he would accept a move to third, Beinfest said, “The conversations we’ve had, we’re going to keep between us. But there’s been quite a bit of communication. He’s excited about playing for Ozzie Guillen. Ozzie is excited to have him. Everyone reacts to change differently.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Jose Reyes had to "Move On", Mets never made an offer


Dan Martin of the NY Post reports why it’s pretty clear to Jose Reyes why he’s not a Met any more.

"They didn’t make me an offer," Reyes said at a press conference introducing him with the Miami Marlins at the Winter Meetings in Dallas on Wednesday. "They didn’t want me."

Reyes agreed to a six-year, $106 million deal with the Marlins after the Mets decided to not make the shortstop an official offer, since GM Sandy Alderson said he knew the team wouldn’t match what Reyes was looking for.

"I’m not going to say I’m disappointed," Reyes said after putting on the Marlins’ new jersey and hat. "They had their own choices. I have to move on."

Monday, December 05, 2011

Jose Reyes and Marlins officially agree to terms, Albert Pujols Next?


The Miami Marlins and shortstop Jose Reyes agreed to terms on a six-year, $106 million deal Sunday, sources have told ESPN.

The guarantee for the first six years totals $102 million, sources said. The deal includes a $22 million option for a seventh year, with a guaranteed $4 million.

Reyes, 28, is coming off the best year in his career. He hit .337 for the New York Mets to win his first batting title. In nine years, all with the Mets, he has batted .292 with 370 steals and 740 runs scored.

Earlier in the off-season, Miami offered Reyes a six-year, $90 million deal, which he rejected.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Looks Like Jose Reyes is taking his talents to Miami Beach, Mets out of the running for the Shortstop


According to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal, the Mets are officially out of the bidding for free-agent shortstop Jose Reyes, according to a baseball official briefed on the negotiations.

The team was informed Sunday that the Miami Marlins increased their offer to Reyes to six years and more than $100 million, the official said, effectively ending whatever hopes the Mets had of re-signing him.

The Mets had been willing to offer five years and up to $80 million, with a vesting option for a sixth year. But according to the official briefed on the negotiations, Reyes's agents informed the Mets that Reyes would not accept such a deal.

Breaking News: Marlins Offer Jose Reyes a Six Year, $106 Million Dollar Deal with Option for 7th Year


Bye, Bye,  Jose Reyes?

The Miami Marlins have put themselves in a position to acquire shortstop Jose Reyes.

The revamped franchise has offered Reyes a deal worth a minimum of $111 million, sources told ESPNDeportesLosAngeles.com.

According to the sources, Miami would pay Reyes $106 million for six years, with an option for a seventh year for $22 million. If they decide not to use the option, they would pay Reyes $5 million.

Earlier in the offseason, Miami offered Reyes a six-year, $90 million deal, which he rejected.

Reyes, 28, is coming off the best year in his career. He hit .337 for the New York Mets to win his first batting title. In nine years, all with the Mets, he is batting .292 with 370 steals and 740 runs scored.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

If Mets Lose Jose Reyes to Marlins, they will get a sandwich pick between the first and second rounds plus the Marlins' third-round pick


According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, If the Mets lose Reyes to Miami they will get a sandwich pick between the first and second rounds created from thin air, plus the Marlins' third-round pick, according to a Major League Baseball official.

Under the old and new systems, Miami's first-round pick is protected, because it is ninth overall. So the Mets and other clubs won't cash in on that..

In Addition, the teams that lose New Type A players as free agents, assuming arbitration had been offered, will get basically the same type of compensation they would under the old system. But the pick will not come from the signing team.

So, for instance, the Marlins are signing Bell. Under the old system, San Diego would get a pick between the first and second rounds created out of thin air, plus Miami's second-round pick (ninth in that round). Under the new agreement, the Padres instead get two picks created from thin air -- the sandwich pick between the first and second rounds, plus pick 9a in the second round, immediately before the Marlins select.

Marlins Pursuit of Jose Reyes and Other Free Agents might be hampered by team's policy against no-trade clauses


Marlins baseball operations president Larry Beinfest spoke with beat writers late this afternoon. And despite all of the buzz around the team’s pursuit of free agents, Larry offered little insight.
“We have nothing to announce, nothing to report on,” he said when asked about multiple reports that the team has reached an agreement with closer Heath Bell.
The Marlins are pushing hard to sign Jose Reyes this weekend, but that was not something Larry talked about, either.
“It’s hard to say,” he replied when asked about the chances the team could sign at least two players before the winter meetings start Monday.
“We’ve been active. We’ve been trying to do some things since the season ended. It’s always hard to put down a timetable.”

Earlier today, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported that the Marlins’ biggets obstacle in signing pitcher Mark Buehrle is the team’s policy against including no-trade clauses in contracts.

Beinfest didn’t talk about the Buerhle negotiations, but he said in general the team’s policy has never been a big obstacle in the past. He noted that Carlos Delgado didn’t have a no-trade clause in the four-year, $52 million contract he signed with the Marlins in January 2005. (Delgado was traded after the ’05 season to the Mets.)

Friday, December 02, 2011

Rumor Mill: Marlins are "OPTIMISTIC" they will land Jose Reyes, Mets only other team interested?


According to Matt Snyder of CBS Sportline, All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes has been connected with the Marlins for quite a while in rumors. And sources have told CBSSports.com that the Marlins are optimistic they will land Reyes and are simply waiting on his decision. "Hopes are high," according to sources with knowledge of the team's thinking. And it's not just the Marlins themselves thinking this way.

"Everyone seems to think Reyes is the right fit for the Marlins," a baseball source told CBS Sports.

Not only is the fit right, but the level of interest and ability to sign Reyes seem to have dwindled the number of potential landing spots. Jon Heyman reports that the Braves, Giants and Phillies are out while the Tigers and Brewers seem "iffy." Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com says the Tigers are out barring any late intervention by owner Mike Ilitch. Also, Knobler says the Brewers are out unless there's a huge change in plans.

So that basically leaves the Marlins and Mets, right?

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Rumor Mill: Reyes, Posada, Varitek


Latest Mets Rumors through the blogosphere:
  • The Mets would offer Jose Reyes $80MM for five years, but would not guarantee a six or seven-year contract.
  • Jorge Posada inquired with the Mets about a job and heard the team wasn't interested, according to Heyman. However, agent Seth Levinson told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that "there is no truth to that report. None" (Twitter link).
  • The Mets and Orioles are among the teams showing interest in Jason Varitek, Heyman writes. The Orioles are definitely looking for backup catching help, but it appeared earlier in the week that they were uninterested in Varitek. GM Dan Duquette favors players who could catch every day if necessary.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Mets will officially receive draft compensation for Jose Reyes if he leaves, Offer him Salary Arbitration


According to Ken Davidoff of the NY Newsday, The Mets offered salary arbitration to their free-agent shortstop, Jose Reyes, thereby retaining draft-compensation rights to him.

Reyes, 28, must inform the Mets of his decision to accept or reject arbitration by midnight Nov. 30. He is expected to reject arbitration, because he is in line to get a multiyear contract for considerable dollars. The Marlins already have made him a six-year offer for what is believed to be between $80 and $90 million, and Milwaukee could make a run at him, as well.

The Mets have taken a noticeably passive role regarding the ultra-popular player, staying in touch with Reyes' representatives and hoping to stay in the loop but, realistically, not expecting to keep him.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Is Jose Reyes worth 6 years, $120 Million?


Doubt it
As the consensus piles up on how much Jose Reyes will cash in this off-season,  Jon Heyman of SI.com gave his take on how much he thinks Jose Reyes will eventually ransom. Heyman said he will get 6 Years, $120 Million.

The question remains, is Jose Reyes worth all this cash? 

Did Jose Reyes drive in over 100 RBI's last year that I was not aware of? 

Is he a $20 Million a year player?  Plus can any team take a risk on him for all those years with his history of leg problems.

Take a look at his numbers and you decide..

Jose Reyes Career Numbers:


In 9 years that Jose Reyes has played for the Mets, he has only played 150 games or more 4 seasons.. Now he averages about 130 Games... Reyes between 2005-2008 averaged 65 stolen bases.. Now he only averages 35..

Basically everyone who is vying for his services are paying for his four glorious seasons in the past, plus the fact that he won the National League Batting Title last season in only 126 games.

To me it does not add up to $20 Million a year, but that's just me..

Sandy take the draft picks and call it a day!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Marlins offer Jose Reyes Six years, $90 Million, Hanley Ramirez not happy about it?


The Miami Marlins' introductory bid for Jose Reyes was six years, $90 million, as Foxsports.com first reported.

In addition to that going for them, the story cited a source saying the potential of playing in a warm climate, which would lessen the risk to his hamstrings, as well as playing for Ozzie Guillen, would be attractive to Reyes.

Meanwhile, Marlins beat writer Clark Spencer tweeted that Hanley Ramirez is not happy about potentially switching positions for Reyes. Tweeted Spencer (@clarkspencer):
"Ramirez is not at all pleased at prospect of changing positions if #Marlins sign Reyes; the two aren't the friends many portray."

The Mets have not made an offer , but can offer more...So this is not over yet... And there is already friction is brewing in South Beach between Hanley and the Team. Wonder if Hanley is the trade piece to get all the extra parts for Mr. Guillen, this should get interesting if he is traded for Reyes, but doubtful as the plan seems to have them together in the same Lineup..

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Poll: What Team will Jose Reyes sign with??



Don't count out the Mets to sign Jose Reyes just yet.....


Mets Fans, the process has not even started to sign Jose Reyes. We have not had the winter meeting yet. Jose Reyes agents are collecting his offers from multiple teams to drum up business, especially from the Mets.

So far the Marlins (and Hanley Ramirez) only offered  Jose Reyes a 3 year deal. It's not like the Mets can't give Jose four years and bump it up, but it's way to early into the game.

According to what I have been reading in multiple reports, the building blocks to any Reyes deal getting consummated for one will be determined once King Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder land their Giant Bonuses.

This sets up the Market and will detail how much Jose Reyes agents can get away with (since Jose is the 3rd best (position player) free agent on the market).

Everyone is counting out the Mets already, but we have not seen a mega deal offered yet.  Everybody in this economy is trying to save a buck and they have seen what a bust Carl Crawford's contract was. But if we see reports that Jose is getting offered a six or seven year deal, wave the white flag (say good bye to Jose Reyes) because the Mets will not touch that.. They will just offer him arbitration and since he is a TYPE A Free Agent, the Mets will collect two draft picks at the 2012 amateur draft..

So enjoy your Turkey in less than two weeks and watch the rumors fly......

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Friday, November 11, 2011

It sounds like Reyes could be gone, Wright might be too.... If the price is right?


These are the most recent messages from Sandy Alderson, the team’s general manager, came Thursday night in an interview broadcast on SNY. Interpret them as you will.

Alderson said that the Mets had met on a number of occasions with Jose Reyes’s agents, but that the conversations were not substantiative in terms of what it might take to sign the free-agent shortstop.

Alderson is viewed as a shrewd general manager, one unafraid of making an unpopular move. But he once again emphasized that signing star players was a multifaceted process that involved taking into account the desires of the fan base.

“Ultimately what you try to do is not keep the entire team together, but you try to keep the core of players together with whom the fans identify most closely,” Alderson said. “Any franchise has a handful of those players.”

Reyes clearly fits into that category. Alderson said such status would play some sort of role as he and his staff considered how much money they ultimately wanted to offer to him.

“When you think about those players, you’ve got to take into account that aspect of the situation — and it’d be foolish not to,” Alderson said. “Again, that doesn’t dictate the result. But it should be a consideration. Whatever happens, I don’t mind admitting that’s a factor.”

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Marlins roll out the red carpet for Jose Reyes, show him their new ballpark


According to the NY Post, The Marlins gave free agent shortstop Jose Reyes a tour of their new ballpark Wednesday, team president David Samson confirmed on a Miami radio program.

“To be [interested], you have to meet each other and figure out from an investment standpoint where you’re going to go. We’re still working on that," Samson said, according to MLB.com. “We wanted him to see the ballpark. And see the ballpark, he did.”

The Marlins are also courting left-hander Mark Buehrle, who took a ballpark tour Tuesday, the person said. In addition, owner Jeffrey Loria and a contingent of team officials plan to visit the Dominican Republic on Thursday to watch a private workout by highly regarded Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

“I would certainly count [Jose] amongst our priorities,” Samson said. "But we have a priority that includes pitching and includes position players. We have multiple priorities.”

The perennially thrifty Marlins are expected to increase their payroll from $57 million this year to about $80 million in 2012.

David Wright being HOPEFUL the Mets sign Jose Reyes


All the rumors on a destination for free agent shortstop Jose Reyes, Mets third baseman David Wright Tuesday evening expressed sentiment that he hopes his left-side-of-the-infield partner remains in New York.

"I know what I hope he's going to do," Wright said (MLB.com). "I don't know what he's going to do, but I know what I want him to do, and that's to be to my left next year. I've shot him a couple of texts here and there, we've kind of exchanged some messages, not really anything about baseball. I guess that's the eternal optimist side of me -- that he'll be to my left at Spring Training. You never really know. Hopefully the organization values Jose the way that maybe I do, and hopefully Jose can kind of reciprocate that, and hopefully they can work something out."

"Every day it's kind of something new, so you never know what is real and what is not," Wright continued (MLB.com). "It's probably too early to start judging which way we're going to go, which way Jose is going to go. I try not to pay too much attention to it at this moment. But with that being said, you see the kind of interest Jose is getting. You knew he was going to get it, but it finally kind of hits home. When you hear the reports of him speaking to different teams, you know that it's a possibility, that it could be real that he's not here."

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