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Reyes expected to join Mets Monday

Posted on: August 28, 2011 1:39 pm
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By Matt Snyder

After going 2-for-5 with a run scored in eight innings Saturday night for Double-A Binghamton, the Mets announced via press release that All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes is expected to return from his minor-league rehab stint and be activated Monday. The Mets have a doubleheader against the Marlins, so expect Reyes in the lineup for at least one of the two games.

Reyes will give the Mets' offense a jolt, but his return to the field is compelling for a different reason. He will be a free agent after the season. Should he stay healthy and close the month of September on a strong note, he'll command a pretty huge salary on the free agent market. If he injures himself again -- especially if he hurts his hamstring again -- it will cost him a pretty penny.

Reyes, 28, is one of the most exciting players in baseball when healthy. He's hitting .336/.377/.507 with 34 steals and 80 runs in 98 games and is still leading the majors with 16 triples.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 6:48 am
 

Reyes expected to join Mets Monday

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Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: August 28, 2011 4:50 pm
 

Reyes expected to join Mets Monday

5 years 90 million for a guy who has never come up big when it counted........ theres your sucker GM.  he'll probably get it.......but should get 3 years with lots of incentives for games played and ABs.   I wouldn't want to have to count on him for my team.......some GM will get fired over his signing a couple of years down the road.

.........and all this talk that the Mets couldn't trade him because the fans would be mad.......please !  the place is empty now with Reyes still on the team.   They would have missed him and his careless baseball for about 5 minutes.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: August 28, 2011 2:58 pm
 

Reyes expected to join Mets Monday

  Not a big time player and injury prone.......Mets should have traded him when he didnt even want to see their offer.  Now, let him walk and too bad for the sucker GM that ponies up big bucks for this guy.
When healthy, he is a big-time player. He's probably the 2nd best SS in MLB behind Tulowitski. You can argue Ramirez is better, but his baggage is worse.

As far as trading him, that woudl have been nearly impossible. One, Reyes' was having a career year and two, fans would have been up-in-arms knowing Rodriguez was dealt and Beltran was going to be traded. Sandy knew taht and backed off trading him.

As for the last part concerning the GM's, it depends on the years more than the money. Reyes' has 3-4 prime years left at the most and you know he'll miss 20-30 games a year with various hammy injuries. An GM should give him the years and money upfront and avoid a 5th or 6th year. If you go 5, make it a team option. Reyes @ 33 will be Rafael Furcal.

I'd go 5 years-90 million with year 5 a club option and buyout The buyout could be 10 million, ensuring Reyes 20 million a year for 4 years. If he turns that down, move on and use the money to address the BP, a starter and a CF. The Mets have Tejada for 2012 and Valdespin and Flores would be @ AAA and AA just a year or so away.



Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: August 28, 2011 2:38 pm
 

Reyes expected to join Mets Monday

Reyes was hitting .360 in June and Mets wanted to make him an offer......he didn't have to accept the offer, but he should have at least taken a look.....if nothing more than a courtesy for his team.   He was riding high and he and his short-sighted agent said " no thanks"......knowing that his client was just one play away from another hamstring problem, why not at least loo at the Mets offer while Reyes was on top of the world.  I get the fact that he wants to test the free agent market......but if you are his agent, you have to at least acknowledge the fact that your client is injury prone.

So now what ?  You have an injury prone, over-rated SS that has probably lost at least 25% of his value by virtue of his two stints on the DL this year.  If I'm a GM, I stay far away from this guy.  Even when healthy, he never made a differance or came up big when the Mets needed him those couple of yesrs when they flopped in September.  Not a big time player and injury prone.......Mets should have traded him when he didnt even want to see their offer.  Now, let him walk and too bad for the sucker GM that ponies up big bucks for this guy.


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