9:58am: The Mets' careful handling of Jose Reyes' minor hamstring strain "speaks to the evolution of the relationship" between the two parties, writes Newsday's David Lennon. In the past, says Lennon's source, Reyes would have returned earlier from such an injury due to "pressure from above."
Additionally, Mets GM Sandy Alderson appears to be getting along well with Reyes' agent Peter Greenberg. Lennon says Reyes was privately infuriated when owner Fred Wilpon's April comments became public in May. Things are better now, and I think if the Mets hang on to Reyes at the trade deadline it will be evidence that they're serious about re-signing him after the season. ESPN's Adam Rubin tweets that he's very confident Reyes would love to remain a Met, and he'll stay if their offer is competitive.
Earlier today, however, Yahoo's Tim Brown and Jeff Passan said that Reyes has told friends he'd love to sign with the Angels as a free agent.