Marlins Sign Jose Reyes, It’s A Black Day For Mets Franchise

An article by posted on December 4, 2011

The Marlins and Jose Reyes ave agreed to a six-year, $110 million deal, according to a tweet from FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal. ESPN.com’s Buster Olney is also reporting that the deal is done.

Sandy Alderson spoke to the media tonight and said the following…

  • According to Adam Rubin and Andy Martino, Sandy Alderson is addressing reporters and said that if the reported offer to Jose Reyes is true, the Mets are out.
  • Alderson says Mets made no concrete offer to Reyes.
  • Sandy Alderson not committing to Daniel Murphy at 2b, but said they’re not pivoting to pursue free agent 2B.
  • Alderson says Mets are not conceding 2012.

This sucks Mets fans. I mean it really burns. To lose one of the best homegrown position players in team history without even an offer? Wow, I didn’t think stuff like that happened in New York… I thought those types of things only happened in Oakland or San Diego…

Already, the defenders are coming out in full force…

Eno Sarris of Fangraphs tweeted that it was Wilpon’s fault that Alderson didn’t trade Jose Reyes. I told him that was a bunch of bunk and that I disagreed.

If you weren’t going to pony up $100m+ for Reyes, why didn’t you trade him last year? Wilpons’ fingerprints.

Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog is saying he would have gonje six years after months of talking about 3 or 4 year deals….

Personally, I would have given him a six-year deal. I mean, seriously, what’s the difference at that point?

You’re going to hear a lot of stuff in the next 48 hours…

I will have a ton more to say tomorrow, but here is one truth… today is a black day for the Mets franchise.

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