Mets Rumors: Lawsuit, Reyes, Offseason

The Mets close out their season this afternoon at Citi Field, with Miguel Batista facing the Reds' Edinson Volquez.  The latest on New York's National League club…

  • Manhattan federal judge Jed Rakoff tossed out nine of the 11 counts in Irving Picard's $1 billion complaint against Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, reports Kaja Whitehouse of the New York Post.  Rakoff set the ceiling at $386MM in an order issued today, according to the Associated Press.
  • Mets manager Terry Collins had this to say to David Lennon of Newsday on impending free agent shortstop Jose Reyes: "I think he'll be back."  Reyes presents a lose-lose scenario for the Mets, writes Joel Sherman of the New York Post, because the fan base would be upset if the shortstop leaves but he does not necessarily represent a sound investment.  Sherman is of the opinion that Reyes "will receive nothing less than six years for $114MM in free agency," which equates to $19MM per year.
  • Reyes was pulled after singling in his first at-bat today, to preserve an NL-leading .3370577 batting average.  Strange way to end what could have been Reyes' last game as a Met.  Ryan Braun could top Reyes' mark tonight by going 3-for-3 or 3-for-4.
  • ESPNNewYork's Adam Rubin analyzes the Mets' upcoming offseason.  He believes Mike Pelfrey will return and Angel Pagan will not, and the Mets are also displeased with the recent performance of catcher Ronny Paulino.  For estimated salaries on all five arbitration eligible Mets, click here.
  • Though the Mets would like to re-sign Chris Capuano, Rubin believes the lefty would have to fight for a rotation spot.  I'd be surprised if Capuano is willing to do that.
  • Rubin expects the Mets to go outside the organization for a closer, and sign a second lefty as well.


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11 Comments on "Mets Rumors: Lawsuit, Reyes, Offseason"


Rick Garcia
3 years 10 months ago

I’d be surprised if they let Pagan go. We really don’t have an everyday CF without him. 

Rick Garcia
3 years 10 months ago

I’d be surprised if they let Pagan go. We really don’t have an everyday CF without him. 

Paulino I can live without

mikefichera
3 years 10 months ago

It’s all noise to make the players feel like they have nothing guaranteed and have to work harder – its a sound plan by Alderson and co.

3 years 10 months ago

If Pagan isnt the answer in CF then who is? Rick Ankiel? Carlos Beltran (lol)? I think he stays. 

3 years 10 months ago

“Reyes was pulled after singling in his first at-bat today, to preserve
an NL-leading .3370577 batting average.  Strange way to end what could
have been Reyes’ last game as a Met.”

Great job Mets, you lost again. Imagine being one of the fans at the game wondering why Reyes(one of the only reasons to be at the game) was pulled not because of injury, but because they wanted to preserve a 337BA.
What a joke..

Bino9
3 years 10 months ago

Yea, Reyes bringing the first ever Mets batting title to the club is a joke. I liked the Mets losing more and more as they got eliminated because that gave them a higher draft pick for next season

Slopeboy
3 years 10 months ago

Actually,Reyes pulled himself out of the game. I’ve always admired Reyes’ talents on the field, but have always found him to be a dope with many of his histronics. Today’s descision to take himself out of the game after one hit to perserve the title is just another bonehead move on his part. In an interview he gives thanks to the fans that came out to see him and praises their love. Meanwhile he makes a selfish and cowardly move in order to NOT lose the batting title. This has his agent’s agenda and thinking all over it.
I have no problem in him trying to bunt, but to run from WINNING the title by sitting and then saying that he wanted to win for the fans is just ludicrous if that’s what he believes!
He can spin it anyway he wants, but win or lose, he’s never going to out live this dumb move down. To me, his million dollar talents will always be overshadowed by his 3 dollar brain.

Slopeboy
3 years 10 months ago

Actually,Reyes pulled himself out of the game. I’ve always admired Reyes’ talents on the field, but have always found him to be a dope with many of his histronics. Today’s descision to take himself out of the game after one hit to perserve the title is just another bonehead move on his part. In an interview he gives thanks to the fans that came out to see him and praises their love. Meanwhile he makes a selfish and cowardly move in order to NOT lose the batting title. This has his agent’s agenda and thinking all over it.
I have no problem in him trying to bunt, but to run from WINNING the title by sitting and then saying that he wanted to win for the fans is just ludicrous if that’s what he believes!
He can spin it anyway he wants, but win or lose, he’s never going to out live this dumb move down. To me, his million dollar talents will always be overshadowed by his 3 dollar brain.

3 years 10 months ago

For a second I read the title as “Mets Humor”.  I leave slightly disappointed.

NYPOTENCE
3 years 10 months ago

Why would Reyes come back, some team capable of winning has a big contract waiting for him. The Mets have contract and no team.
 

Alex
3 years 10 months ago

Who is Capuano fighting with for a rotation spot? The Mets don’t exactly have a wealth of options. I’d take Capuano over guys like Schwinden, Parnell, or Pat Misch.