According to Ken Rosenthal moments ago on MLB Network, Jose Reyes and the Marlins could announce an agreement to a six, year, $100 Million dollar deal tonight.
If that happens, that would mean Jose Reyes will have played his last game as a Met without never having received one offer from them. I think that might tick fans off more than the fact that he’s as good as gone.
We’ll update you right after the 10:30 PM press conference.
Original Post 7:00 PM
Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes, reported that the Marlins have offered Jose Reyes a six-year, $111 million contract. Rojas says the Marlins would pay Reyes $106 million over six seasons with a $22 milllon option for a seventh year or a $5 million buyout.
Adam Rubin adds that the Mets will not compete with an offer of that caliber, meaning get ready for Ruben Tejada at shortstop in Flushing in 2012.
Jon Heyman has confirmed…
Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post first reported that the Marlins are pushing hard to sign Jose Reyes this weekend. Marlins president Larry Beinfest told reporters, “It’s hard to say,” he replied when asked about the chances the team could sign at least two players before the winter meetings start Monday. “We’ve been active. We’ve been trying to do some things since the season ended. It’s always hard to put down a timetable.”
Jim Bowden of ESPN also reported the Marlins are going very hard for Reyes. “Marlins putting an all-out press on Reyes hoping for an agreement prior to Dallas…but don’t count out Mets…Reyes is the FA on the clock,” he says. Bowden has some advice for Reyes which is if the Marlins go 6/100 this weekend, don’t hesitate, take it.
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, points out that if Reyes signs with the Marlins, the Mets would only receive Florida’s third round pick as compensation. The Marlins’ first round pick is protected, and their second rounder is technically going to the Padres since Heath Bell is a higher ranked free agent than Reyes.
We’re going to keep updating this post as necessary….