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

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Marlins looking to sign Jose Reyes, Trade or Move Hanley Ramirez?

Marlins making strong push for Reyes

The Marlins contacted Reyes one minute into the free agent signing period, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. A group of Marlins executives went to New York this week and it appears they were going to visit Reyes’ agent, Peter Greenberg.

Free agent shortstop Jose Reyes is scheduled to meet with the Marlins, according to WFAN's Mike Francesa (Twitter link).  The tweet says that Reyes has received an offer, but my guess is nothing has been formally presented at this early stage.

The Marlins' interest in Reyes is real, so what would become of Hanley Ramirez if they sign Reyes?  Marlins president David Samson told's Joe Frisaro there have been no conversations about moving Ramirez to another position, but I'd be surprised if the Fish haven't discussed the possibility internally.  A trade could be another option.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Mets might be prepared to make offer to Jose Reyes, prepared to let him walk.....

Last Glimpse as a Met
The Mets maintain some interest in Jose Reyes and might be prepared to offer a four-year deal in the $60-70MM range, they don’t expect the shortstop to return, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Reyes, a Type A free agent who officially hit the market yesterday, is one of the top available players of the off-season.

One Mets official expects Reyes to “be blown away” by another team.

Another official agrees that the team’s chances of retaining the shortstop aren’t good: “my instinct is no shot.”

Sherman explains that Reyes may wait for Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder to sign before agreeing to a deal of his own.

The Mets don't expect Reyes to sign before the Winter Meetings, but his agent, Peter Greenberg says there's no timetable set for the shortstop, according to Dan Martin of the Post.

As Sherman points out, the Cardinals, Brewers, Nationals, Marlins and Phillies are among the teams that could express interest in the 28-year-old.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Sandy Alderson says, "No Quick Resolution in the Jose Reyes Contract Negotiations"

With shortstop José Reyes already a declared free agent and in position to speak with other teams beginning on Thursday at 12:01am, general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday he does not expect a quick resolution in the Mets’ efforts to re-sign Reyes.

Alderson said he doubts the Mets will give Reyes an offer before he begins hearing from other clubs. Reyes also is not expected to present the Mets with a contract number that would preclude him from testing the open market.

“It’s fair to say we have a sense where we would be comfortable, slightly less comfortable, totally uncomfortable,” said Alderson, who has had conversations with Reyes’ agent, when asked about parameters for a new contract.

Alderson indicated the rest of the Mets’ offseason plans are not contingent on when Reyes reaches his decision.

“It’s not like we’re going to have to make a series of decisions in sequence,” Alderson said.

“Right now I don’t think we’re uncomfortable with where we are or what we foresee happening over the next month and a half, whether José’s situation is resolved or not.”

Alderson would not rule out the possibility of adding starting pitching this offseason, but it is clear reshaping the bullpen is his top priority.

“We’ve got four or five of the guys I would call above the line -- that we can go into the season with in the rotation,” Alderson said. “We have far fewer than that in the bullpen.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Jose Reyes and six other Mets players file for free agency

According to the NY Daily News, Seven Mets were among the 148 major leaguers listed by the Players' Association as free agents Sunday, but all winter intrigue in Flushing will involve one name,  Jose Reyes.

In addition to Reyes, Willie Harris, Scott Hairston, Chris Young, Chris Capuano, Jason Isringhausen and Miguel Batista will be able to sign with other clubs starting at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday. Until then, teams have exclusive negotiating rights with their players.

As the Daily News reported Friday, the Mets will not sign Reyes during that period, and will allow other teams to set the market for the shortstop. Once that market is set - and team insiders are expecting the process to stretch into December or beyond - the Mets will decide if they consider it reasonable.

Beyond that slow-rolling drama, the Mets are highly unlikely to be high-end shoppers this offseason. If they do not re-sign Reyes, the team will look at the middle of that 148-player list, not the top. Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and C.J. Wilson will wear other uniforms next season, as none of those top-tier names fits the Mets' needs and/or budget.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Mets to make "modest offer" to Jose Reyes?

According to Andy Martino of the NY Daily News, The Mets will make a modest offer and see if he is content and they will step back while he collects proposals and allows other clubs to set his market value.

Martino reports that is the Mets' negotiating strategy with their free-agent shortstop, according to people familiar with the team’s thinking.

The Mets have a five-day window for exclusive talks after the World Series, but will not re-sign Reyes during that time.

Unsure what Reyes will be able to command on the open market - and if his price will remain within a range they consider reasonable - the Mets say they see no point in beginning talks by presenting an offer that is close to their best or final one.

"Jose is not going to be a quick process," said one source. 'The fan base would love for it to be that way, but a quick process would mean that he will not be a Met. Let him go do the dance, and see how (other teams) value him. Why should we set the market?"

Friday, October 07, 2011

Contract talks for Jose Reyes have not started yet...

The off-season is officially here for the Mets, but Jose Reyes ' contract negotiations have not started yet according to Nick Klopsis of Newsday.

The four-time All-Star shortstop said Thursday that the Mets have not reached out to him yet regarding a new deal.

"They'll probably start up within the next few days," the free-agent-to-be said at a red-carpet event for ESPN the Magazine's Body Issue. "But right now, every thing's quiet."

Reyes is coming off a five-year, $33.75 million contract extension. The 28-year-old shortstop is widely considered one of the top prizes this offseason after recording a National League -best .337 average.

Reyes had asked the Mets front office during spring training to table all contract negotiations until the end of the season.

Under Major League Baseball free-agency rules, the Mets are the only team currently permitted to speak with Reyes. All other potential suitors must wait until after the World Series .

Reyes said that he would like to stay in New York, but recognizes that it may not happen.

"I've always said that I wanted to stay here," said Reyes, who has been the longest-tenured player on the Mets. "But at the same time, I understand that this is a business, and we just need to wait and see what happens."

The speedy shortstop has been criticized for the way he won the National League batting crown. After recording a bunt single to lead off the bottom of the first against the Cincinnati Reds on Sept. 28, he took himself out of the game to protect his lead over Milwaukee's Ryan Braun , who ended with a .332 average.

But Reyes insisted that the criticism has not gotten to him.

"I don't care what other people say," he said. "The Mets had never won a batting title before, so I did it for the team and the fans."

Friday, September 30, 2011

Mets GM Alderson initiates Jose Reyes contract talks with his agents

According to Mike Puma of the NY Post,  Jose Reyes is potentially preparing himself to test the free-agent waters, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson yesterday said he expects to speak with the All-Star shortstop's agents either today or tomorrow about a new contract.

But Alderson is realistic enough to know there is a strong chance Reyes will want to hear from other clubs following the World Series before making a decision on his future.

"If history is any guide, most players who get to this point don't see any reason to make a decision in the next 30 days -- they are that close to free agency," Alderson said. "You wouldn't want people to expect something is going to happen -- it certainly could -- but we just have to wait and see how it develops."

Alderson confirmed that next season's payroll likely will fall into the $100-$110 million range. This season the Mets' payroll was about $140 million.

By Alderson's math, the Mets could re-sign Reyes and still have money to make other improvements. Alderson said the team might actually be in better shape headed to this offseason than last. He cited the fact the Mets had about $130 million committed to payroll at this time last year, opposed to the $75 million (minus Reyes) locked up already for 2012.

Even if the Mets were to pay Reyes north of $20 million next year, Alderson would have some -- albeit not much -- wiggle room.

Though Alderson wouldn't rule out pursuing another star player should Reyes depart, he said the priority is to re-sign the NL batting champion because of the intrinsic value he brings to the organization, as a fan favorite.

"We could get into a free agency situation beyond Jose if the market is different than what we anticipated or we trade somebody," Alderson said. "There are a variety of things that could happen."

Thursday, September 29, 2011

What the off-season could bring to the 2012 season

Sandy has a lot on his plate
Now that the season is complete, the Mets and Sandy Alderson have a lot to do this off-season. The Mets main priority has to be whether they can sign their shortstop, Jose Reyes or should I say -  The 2011 NL Batting Champion Jose Reyes.

Terry Collins wants him back, I want him back and the rest of the fans want Jose Reyes in a Mets uniform next season.. It's all about the Mula baby.. For those who need interpretation Money!   Now that the Mets lawsuit damage is limited down a bit. It's going to be interesting what they will spend..

The Mets are in position to get first crack at their shortstop and it will cost the Mets. This is really where reality has to set in and you have to wonder if Jose is sincere enough to comeback to the Mets...for a cheaper price. Well at least David Wright thinks he will be back, as he was quoted after yesterday's game..

Once this is settled and this can be settled rather quickly by Jose Reyes saying he wants to test the free agent waters. The Mets will counter with a offering of arbitration to get the 2 draft picks because Reyes is a Type A Free Agent..
When offered arbitration Type B free agents allow their old team to pick up a draft pick between the first and second rounds, but because their new team doesn’t have to give up anything to sign them their market value isn’t impacted by whether or not the arbitration is offered.
However, with Type A free agents who’re offered arbitration their old team is in line to receive a draft pick between the first and second rounds plus their new team’s first-round pick.
In other words, Type A free agents who are offered arbitration cost a first-round draft pick to sign while Type A free agents not offered arbitration require no compensation, in many cases making their market value heavily dependent on the arbitration status.
The backup shortstop plan obviously is going to Ruben Tejada, who has proven himself worthy..

The Mets have to fix the bullpen which has been most of the Mets Achilles Heal this season.  The Mets bullpen went down hill after the K-Rod trade because so many had to step up in different roles and many were not capable.. Josh Stinson looks like he could have a shot next year with all that movement on his pitches. DJ Carrasco who was a disaster pick up is signed for next year, even though many believe he will be released or non-tendered. Tim Byrdak signed a one year deal for next season because the lefty reliever market is going to be so minuet.   Then you have guys who could possible be closers like Bobby Parnell, Pedro Beato, and Manny Acosta. These guys all have potential for setup roles, but have to be long shots for the closer position.. It will interesting to see what Sandy Alderson brings in to be the closer next he was quoted looking outside the organization...

The centerfield position has been one first determined to be Angel Pagan's job to lose and I believe as many in the Mets organization do,  that he has lost it.  I do not see the Mets have valid interest in bringing back Angel Pagan next season. The free agent market for a centerfielder market is very bleak and there has been talk that the Mets might interest themselves in a BJ Upton (Via Trade), who is one of  David Wright's best friends.. This could be a major upgrade not only could Upton play the position with speed, but can also hit for power.. It will also give a clubhouse boost for David Wright, especially if the Mets lose Jose Reyes to Free agency.

The Mets rotation is almost complete with Johan Santana hopefully coming back to full strength at the top.
If Santana shows any glimpse of the past, the Mets will be better suited to play much meaningful games down the stretch. Also the Mets will not have to rely on the bullpen so soon because Santana can stretch a game in to the 7th or 8th innings... The Mets will have to rely on  Jon Niese,  Dillon Gee,  R.A. Dickey, and probably resign Chris Capuano who is retainable.. The odd man out Mike Pelfrey will have to most likely be shopped and I would include in a deal for Upton.. Pelfrey has shown he can pitch at times, but without consistency.. I do not see him here next season..

The catching squad has been up in the air for sometime.. The last everyday catcher for the Mets was Mike Piazza. The Mets have a talented catcher named Josh Thole, but will have to develop into the defensive catcher they want behind the plate. Mike Nickeas impressed me this summer and I believe the Mets will want him to back up.. Ronny Paulino who had a good campaign with the Mets could be resigned..

The first base position will not be a mystery. I am anxious to see what Ike Davis can bring offensively  in 2012. The man plays a solid first base and can hit the ball into any part of Citi-Field.  Also they will have other possible 1B fillers like Daniel Murphy and Nick Evans back next season..

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Darryl Strawberry's new role, career counselor for Jose Reyes

According to the Washington Post:

Darryl Strawberry has some advice for Jose Reyes: Stay in New York.

Reyes can become a free agent after the season, so he might be playing his final few games with the Mets. Strawberry, the club’s career leader in home runs and RBIs, was in a similar position back in 1990 as a homegrown star about to hit the open market in his prime.

New York Mets’ Jose Reyes points to teammate Willie Harris after Reyes scored on a two-run single by Harris during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in St. Louis. The Mets won 8-6.

Fed up with management, Strawberry bolted to sign with his hometown team, the Los Angeles Dodgers. He made his eighth and final All-Star squad the following year before his career was derailed by drugs, alcohol and legal trouble.

“It’s a tough situation to be in. I know if I had to do it all over again, I would have stayed,” Strawberry said. “It looks good on the other side, but it’s not always as good as a place that you’re used to. When you’re young, you don’t realize that. For me, I was young and didn’t realize what New York meant to me. Tell Jose I said New York is a great place. I mean, a great place. No matter what, it’s a great place to play. No matter what you have to go through, how difficult it gets, this is the place where you want to play.”

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Collins hopes the Mets can keep Jose Reyes

As he battles for a batting title, pending free agent Jose Reyes may be playing his last few games for the Mets. Former teammate Carlos Beltran, in fact, has already made a pitch for Reyes to join him in San Francisco.

"I don't blame them," manager Terry Collins said on Saturday when asked about Beltran's remarks and other teams' recruiting pitches for Reyes.

But it's clear that Collins hopes the Mets can re-sign the shortstop, saying that he couldn't imagine the team without Reyes or David Wright.

"You have to have your stars," he said.

Reyes improved his average to .334 after getting three hits in the Mets' 12-2 victory over the Braves on Friday night and stole a base. It was just his second swipe in the 17 games he's played since coming off the disabled list.

Collins praised how hard Reyes works and defended him against any false impressions.

"Sometimes it bothers me when people think, because of some of the things that he does, that he's a hot dog," Collins said. "Nobody has more fun playing the game than he does. ... That's why you find a different personality when his leg is bothering him and he can't be out there having fun."

Reyes has had two stints on the disabled list this season, and has experienced periodic tightness in his left hamstring since his most recent return. But he said that he "feels good" and reiterated that he wants to play all three games of the Braves series.

As for his future, Reyes remains noncommittal.

"We'll see what happens," Reyes said. "We'll find out soon."

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mets will NOT wait around for Jose Reyes decision

According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the buzz coming out of Flushing is that the Mets have very little interest in waiting around this winter for Jose Reyes to decide whether to stay or bolt.

One source who's tight with the Mets brass tells ESPN they're "either going to be in or out real quick."

The Mets' baseball people haven't met yet to lay out their offseason game plan. But if Reyes' preference is to test the market, collect offers and then ask the Mets to counter, there are indications that the Mets don't want to play by that script.

And Reyes' lackluster second half (.277/.316/.378, with only six stolen-base ATTEMPTS) only figures to reinforce their reluctance to do anything crazy right out of the chute to keep him from exploring the market.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jose Reyes will have nine teams interested in him including Yanks and Red Sox

According to Jon Heyman of, Rival executives identified no less than nine teams that could be a fit for Reyes both in terms of finances and the playing field. Those teams are the Giants, Cardinals, Tigers, Angels, Nationals, Braves, Phillies, Red Sox and Yankees in addition to the incumbent Mets, who already have made clear they will make a play for the popular homegrown star who still leads the National League in batting average (.336), runs (80) and triple (16), even after missing significant time.

Heyman says, the most intriguing teams on that list are the Yankees and Red Sox, and while neither would seem to be likely landing spots for Reyes, execs say that they can never be ruled out.

Also, Heyman indicates that he believes the Mets will only spend $90 Million for 5 years and 6 years might be stretching it a bit.

There have been reports that say Reyes want to be a Met, but the question remains will Reyes give the Mets the hometown discount?

After killing them in the past with injuries and even this year will Reyes have pitty on the Mets Ownership a let them keep him at their price.
What do you think the Mets will offer?  and  What do you think Reyes will get?

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Reyes' contract could range from $70 Million to $160 Million?

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, executives around the league have very different opinions about what sort of contract Jose Reyes will earn in free agency. Before Reyes was placed on the DL, Sherman had two executives (he respected) diverge by saying  $70 million on a final price. There were also estimates that ranged from "no more than $90MM" to as much as $160MM.

Within the same piece, Sherman looks at some teams besides the Mets that could be in on Reyes this winter, including the Phillies, Brewers, Mariners, Nationals, and Tigers. One GM says the Giants are the "obvious choice," predicting a bid of $120MM or so from San Francisco.

Like I have said in the past, the Mets can get a price break here because of the Reyes injury. Even though he is having a superb season, the risk of injury remains great.   I hope Jose takes into great consideration that the fans love him and want him here.
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