Tonight on the MLB Network, Sandy Alderson spoke briefly about the Jose Reyes situation. One key point was that from his stand point, the length of a contract is typically more difficult to swallow than the dollars. Another point he spoke about was the relationship Reyes has with Mets fans and how that effects what the Mets will do.
Both Reyes and Alderson have kept the lines of communication open, and the two sides have remained in contact throughout the early going of this free agency process.
Sandy Alderson feels confident that Jose Reyes will come to him before he accepts any offer and give the Mets an opportunity to match or beat the offer.
This is baseball, and like Yogi Berra once said, “it ain’t over till it’s over.”