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Wright hopeful Reyes re-signs with Mets

Posted on: November 9, 2011 9:58 am

By Matt Snyder

Admidst all the rumors on a destination for dynamic 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."

The reports Wright may be referencing could include the one we passed along Tuesday morning, which was that Reyes is being heavily courted by the Marlins while the Brewers and Tigers are also in the mix. Also, Wednesday morning Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reported that he's heard the Marlins might be offering a shorter-term deal with a higher annual salary than other teams. If Reyes is confident he can stay healthy and play well, this is a better option because then he'd be a free agent again while still young enough to hit another big payday. Of course, that's the issue. If he can't stay healthy, he's not going to be in this position ever again. So it's a gamble.

Reyes, 28, is a four-time All-Star. He won the NL batting title in 2011 (.337) while leading the majors with 16 triples and adding a .384 on-base percentage, 39 steals and 101 runs. He averaged 158 games played per season in 2005-08, but has since not played more than 133 in a season due mostly to leg injuries.

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Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2011 12:12 am

Wright hopeful Reyes re-signs with Mets

IM confused why is this a story?

Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:30 pm

Wright hopeful Reyes re-signs with Mets

Because the Mets will be compensated with 2 1st round picks if he signs elsewhere. 

Since: Nov 29, 2008
Posted on: November 9, 2011 4:14 pm

Wright hopeful Reyes re-signs with Mets

My Mets are in a rebuliding mode for the next 2-3 years. they are strapped for cash and know they will not be able to afford Reyes. Why they didn't trade him and get some prospects back, I don't know. But it shows how inept this organization is. It starts from the top with Fred and Jeff. Until those two clowns are forced to sell this team, i will never go to citifield. I hope they end up having to pay back all the ill gotten gains form the Madoff Ponzi scheme and in the process, forced to sell the team. what a joke. Ny fans don't deserve this.

Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: November 9, 2011 3:48 pm

Wright hopeful Reyes re-signs with Mets

No way Reyes dons a Mets uniform in 2012.  He's too talented to resign with a ball club that's in the rebuilding process.  David Wright will soon follow after his contract expires next season.  Two talented players who rose from the Mets' farm leagues, making it to the big leagues, all-star apperances, and now, they both will leave because of incompetent owners.  SAD!!

Since: Feb 4, 2010
Posted on: November 9, 2011 2:31 pm

Wright hopeful Reyes re-signs with Mets

i think reyes is gone, i kind of figured that was the reason of bringing up tajeda and giving him lots of shots to prove himself, its not that the mets wont want him its the ets not being able to afford him and compete,its a lose lose situation, i like reyes but i also believe he d.l. waitin to happen. in order to fix the mets the contracts got to go and david wright my friend your next to go with the mets using ike davis as the face of the ballclub, atleast from what i think

Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: November 9, 2011 2:12 pm

Wright hopeful Reyes re-signs with Mets

I hope Reyes stays with the Mets as well. I just hope that Wright is traded. He is not what he used to be, and as the face of the Franchise, being an average player, just doesnt fit. I think Wright has peeked a few years ago and is on his way down.

Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: November 9, 2011 1:23 pm

Wright hopeful Reyes re-signs with Mets

Wait, maurysline--what was that line again?  Maybe a few more times and we can all just laugh and laugh...

Let's see what happens.  It's very early still and he's going to meet with a lot of teams.  The market will be set and we'll see how Mets management reacts.  This saga is going to take a long, long time to work itself out.

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2011 12:40 pm

Wright hopeful Reyes re-signs with Mets

and I hope Tom Seaver can be a 20 year old rookie again

Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: November 9, 2011 12:27 pm

Wright hopeful Reyes re-signs with Mets

And people in hell want ice-water.

Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 11:30 am
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