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

Monday, December 05, 2011

My reactions and commentary to the news of Jose Reyes to Marlins

My first reactions to the news of Jose Reyes to the Miami Marlins was not startling to me. I sought of thought that the Brewers were going to throw a monkey wrench into the equation, but that never happened..

As Mets Fans, we can all feel the same way today about Reyes that we did when Our Beloved Darryl Strawberry joined the Dodgers many moons ago. Didn't he go to play with his best friend too?  Eric Davis..

We can all wish Jose the best and we can all relate in bad economic times , who in their right mind would turn down that kind of money?  DUH!

So now we can all enjoy watching Jose prance, dance and bash elbows with Hanley Ramirez and all their extra parts the Miami Marlins can accumulate at the winter meetings, hopefully not Albert Pujols included...

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

Life after Jose Reyes: A look at the Shortstop Free Agent List

Rumored to be on the Mets radar
Now that Jose Reyes will not be on the Mets in 2012, The Mets must look for a veteran shortstop behind Ruben Tejada.

Here is the Shortstop Free Agent List that the Mets will have to choose from:

Yuniesky Betancourt (30) - Type B, no arbitration offer
Andres Blanco (28)
Orlando Cabrera (37)
Ronny Cedeno (29)
Craig Counsell (41)
Rafael Furcal (34) - Type B, no arbitration offer
Alex Gonzalez (34) - Type B, no arbitration offer
Jerry Hairston Jr. (36)
Cesar Izturis (32)
Nick Punto (34)
Edgar Renteria (35)
Jose Reyes (29) - Type A, offered arbitration Obviously a Marlin
Luis Rodriguez (32)
Jimmy Rollins (33) - Type A, offered arbitration Will not be signing with the Mets anytime soon
Jack Wilson (34) - Mets have interest

Mets have been rumored to be interested in Jack Wilson, but the Mets can go another route like Rafael Furcal who has been known to lead-off... We will see what they do!

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

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.

Alderson says Jose Reyes and Bullpen are Mets priorities at Baseball Winter Meetings

According to Mike Puma of the NY Post, Alderson and the Mets' brain trust will arrive in Dallas today for the Winter Meetings with a limited amount of money to spend, unless you count the dollars set aside with the hopes of re-signing Jose Reyes. But that won't stop Alderson from trying to add pieces.

The Mets' pressing need is bullpen help. On that front, they are fortunate the free-agent market is saturated with closers and setup help. As much as they would love to trade for Oakland's Andrew Bailey, the more likely scenario has the Mets signing one or two relievers from a list that includes Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch, Brad Lidge and Matt Capps.

Alderson will also continue talks with Reyes' representatives this week. It remains to be seen if there are serious bidders for the All-Star shortstop other than the Marlins who have a six-year offer in the $75-$90 million range on the table and the Mets.

The Marlins are expected to up their bid, and could have Reyes in tow as they leave the Winter Meetings this week. But there still is a chance a team such as the Nationals, Brewers or Tigers will jump into the conversation, especially if Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder are removed from the board.

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 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 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

Video: Sandy Alderson talks about Reyes and Bullpen, Paul Depodesta talks about the draft and development

Last night, the Mets held a private Q&A for their season-ticket holders with Sandy Alderson and members of his staff. Here is a clip from SNY, in which Alderson addresses the reported offer from the Marlins to Jose Reyes, after which Paul DePodesta talks about importance of developing and drafting young pitching:

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.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sandy Alderson's agenda includes Reyes, Bullpen, Rotation

According to's Anthony DiComo, The Mets are ready to lay the groundwork for the 2012 Campaign at the GM Winter Meetings Dec. 5-8 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson first means of business will be the contract of Jose Reyes.. For their part, the Mets will enter these Meetings believing they at least have the right of last refusal on Reyes, should the Marlins or some other team blow him away with a nine-figure offer. So Alderson will continue to sit back and wait on Reyes, using the Winter Meetings as a springboard for other activities instead.

If Reyes does not sign with the Mets,  the Mets have been rumored to have interest in SS Jack Wilson ... 

The Next part of Alderson's agenda will be concentrated on the bullpen. The Mets hope to land one or two late-inning relievers to improve the bullpen. Though several former closers have already hooked on with new teams,

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 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 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

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 ( "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 ( "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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