Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Reyes Deal Imminent

Can't wait to be a part of the rebuilding process.

ESPNKen Rosenthal reports that the Marlins' offer to Reyes is for $90 million over six years. If that is indeed the starting point, then the Mets can forget about Reyes returning to Queens, tweets Adam Rubin of ESPNNew York.com. At that figure, the Mets would turn to Ruben Tejada as their starting shortstop for 2012. Amid all the speculation that Jose Reyes thoroughly enjoyed last week?s recruiting trip on South Beach, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson insists he has not dropped out of the sweepstakes for the free agent shortstop. Alderson tells Andy Martino of the NY Daily News he has remained in contact with Reyes' representatives since the shortstop began flirting with other teams, and he does not expect a fast resolution. Meanwhile, Brewers GM Doug Melvin revealed Monday that he has spoken to Reyes' camp once by phone but has not decided if he plans a full-court press for the shortstop. The Marlins apparently have made made Reyes a high priority and several reports suggest the two sides are close to a deal. Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post cautions, however, that there is no agreement. Joel Sherman chimed in Monday afternoon via Twitter to note that an executive he spoke to says Reyes will not sign for anything less than $100 million.

The Mets are so pathetic it makes me embarassed to be from NY. I don't even like the Mets but this bothers me, makes us look like a bunch of pussies. Why couldn't they move this shitty franchise out to California? Bring the Dodgers back to the BK - looks like both franchises could use a little change in scenery.

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