Reyes Expects To Talk Contract With Mets Soon

Jose Reyes told Newsday’s Nick Klopsis that the Mets haven’t started discussing a new contract with him, but the shortstop hinted that he expects dialogue to begin before long. 

"They'll probably start up within the next few days," Reyes said. "But right now, everything's quiet."

The Mets have exclusive negotiating rights with the prospective free agent until five days after the World Series ends. They tried discussing a new contract with Reyes during the summer, but postponed contract talks until after the season ended. Reyes maintains that he wants to re-sign with the Mets, who will likely lower their payroll to the $100-$110MM range for next season.

Reyes finished the 2011 season with a .337/.384/.493 line, 31 doubles, 39 stolen bases and a league-leading 16 triples. He solidified his case for a generous free agent contract last month, when he posted an .854 OPS and won the National League batting title.

16 Responses to Reyes Expects To Talk Contract With Mets Soon Leave a Reply

  1. Infield Fly 4 years ago

    Good to know! Now I can schedule my panicking accordingly 😀

    (As in: “heck yeah I want him back!”)

  2. Jose! Jose-Jose-Jose! Joooosssseeeeeeee! Joooohhohhsssseee!

  3. The Milwaukee Brewers are contenders for J Reyes.  If he wants to win and wants more money.   Only babies don’t want more money.

    • Infield Fly 4 years ago

      Jimmy Fallon…I knew that was you! 😀

    • The New York Mets are also contenders for J Reyes. In Sandy we trust! 😀

    • How is that the Brewers can afford Reyes, but they can’t afford to keep Prince Fielder?

      • Reyes 100 Fielder 200

      • The Met’s are the Brewers new farm team.  It is the Mets that have no money.  Besides, Prince is going to get at least $70 million more than Reyes.  The Brewers will make an offer to Prince and the money they have for Prince will be more than enough for Reyes.   The Brewers will actually improve more with Reyes than resigning Prince. 

        • Are you sure that the Mets have no money?  I’d double check that.  Yes the team will lose around $70 million this year.  SNY, which is ⅔ owned by Sterling Equities, which owns the Mets made more than enough profit to cover that gap.

          What you seem to be forgetting is that the Brewers are in Milwaukee.  Perfectly fine city, but not enough of a population base to generate the revenue from regional cable TV that seperate large market teams from mid-market teams, and from small market teams.  The Brewers are a small market team.

          The Mets may not retain Reyes, which would be a sad day for Mets fans, but Reyes will not be lost to Milwaukee.  That is simply absurd.

  4. Rick Garcia 4 years ago

    I’d say this is good news

  5. Wait till the playoffs are over

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    start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

    I figure it’ll either be a short conversation or an exercise in futility.

  7. start_wearing_purple
    start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

    I once shot a man in Reno just to watch him die…

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