Jose Reyes Rumors: Monday

The latest on free agent shortstop Jose Reyes

  • The Tigers like Reyes, but don't expect to sign him, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (on Twitter).
  • Heyman hears that Reyes is the Brewers' top target (Twitter link).
  • Mets GM Sandy Alderson said he has spoken with agent Peter Greenberg since Reyes visited the Marlins last week, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin. Greenberg is currently out of the country, so he won't be meeting with teams at this week's GM Meetings. "I still think it’s early, notwithstanding all the background noise from the last week," Alderson said.
  • Brewers GM Doug Melvin told reporters, including Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, that he has spoken with Reyes' representatives and hasn't decided whether to initiate more talks (Twitter link).
  • "There is an expectation [the Marlins] will work something out with Reyes for something in the range of five years, $18-20MM a year," said ESPN's Buster Olney on Sportscenter.  Olney sees the Marlins as Reyes' most aggressive suitor.
  • The Marlins are very confident on signing Reyes, a baseball source tells Kevin Burkhardt of SNY (Twitter link).  Burkhardt says not to be shocked if Hanley Ramirez winds up in center field if the Marlins sign Reyes.
  • One executive interested in Reyes told Joel Sherman of the New York Post Reyes is targeting a minimum of $100MM (Twitter link).


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74 Comments on "Jose Reyes Rumors: Monday"


notsureifsrs
3 years 9 months ago

moving him to center instead of third sounded like trouble to me at first, but if he returns to .375-.400 wOBA form he’ll be extremely valuable even if his defense is lacking

Guest
3 years 9 months ago

I’d love it in fantasy baseball for this year… SS/OF! (As long as he hits well as well)

vtadave
3 years 9 months ago

But you’re drafting Hanley as a SS, not an OF I would think.

Guest
3 years 9 months ago

True enough, a second position never hurts though!

vtadave
3 years 9 months ago

But you’re drafting Hanley as a SS, not an OF I would think.

plain_g
3 years 9 months ago

can we officially start the “hanley-to-TO” rumours yet? or, sshhh, nevermind. i didn’t say anything.

fishfan4life
3 years 9 months ago

He isn’t going anywhere.

3 years 9 months ago

Does 6 years, 105 sound fair?? 18-20 anualy seems like way to much for a guy always injured, especially since his whole game is in his leggs and thats where the injuries always are.

Joe Valenti
3 years 9 months ago

he’s a one of a kind talent. when healthy he can only be compared to crawford or ellsbury. he plays short stop which gives him an advantage over those two. people are going to drive the price beyond what hes worth just because of that

3 years 9 months ago

I would move Hanley to second which might alleviate a little pressure. Also could make him a little more valuable as a power hitting second basemen. Then you can find a cheap stopgap until Dominguez matures. 

3 years 9 months ago

Reyes to SS, Hanley to 3B, Cespedes to CF… Infante is 2B.  1B is a wild card with the whole Pujols thingy.  I still see Gaby traded no matter what by opening day for pitching. 1B is either a “splash” signing, or LoMo–his natural position with Coghlan or Bonifacio in the OF.

andrewmets9
3 years 9 months ago

wake up.

3 years 9 months ago

Wake me up then…what’s your beef with that?

3 years 9 months ago

I see Infante as more of a UT and would move him to 3rd while Dominguez spends some time getting adjusted. Finding a heavy hitting 3B is easier than a middle of the bat 2B. But I can see either way. 

3 years 9 months ago

With that plan of yours moving Hanley to 2B, kinda makes me miss Uggla…dam cheapskate FLORIDA Marlins…

danumd87
3 years 9 months ago

If they’re not cheapskates they never get hanley from the red sox for Beckett in the first place. That trade worked out pretty great…

3 years 9 months ago

With that plan of yours moving Hanley to 2B, kinda makes me miss Uggla…dam cheapskate FLORIDA Marlins…

Joe Valenti
3 years 9 months ago

they wont put him at 2nd….2nd basemen are more injury prone because of the turn on the double play and he probably doesnt have the footwork for it

3 years 9 months ago

I see Infante as more of a UT and would move him to 3rd while Dominguez spends some time getting adjusted. Finding a heavy hitting 3B is easier than a middle of the bat 2B. But I can see either way. 

Joe Valenti
3 years 9 months ago

so if this happens (and i am being theoretical so no need for the “thats a stupid idea” comments) could hanley possibly move to 1st base? isn’t that where everyone hides bad fielders (ie miguel cabrera). maybe sign a guy like aramis ramirez? the infield could be ramirez reyes infante ramirez from right to left and the outfield could be some combo of lomo coghlan stanton? if this works out they could trade dominguez for starting pitching, just theoretical at tis point (especially the aramis ramirez part)

0bsessions
3 years 9 months ago

“Burkhardt says not to be shocked if Hanley Ramirez winds up in center field if the Marlins sign Reyes.”

And why should I not be shocked? That’s just out of nowhere.

Joe Valenti
3 years 9 months ago

they have been toying with the idea of him in center or left field for a while now

fishfan4life
3 years 9 months ago

Infante is a very good defensive 2nd baseman and signed a 2 year deal. I doubt they move him to another position.

OptimisticMarlinsFan
3 years 9 months ago

Exactly, gold glove caliber defender. No reason to move him. Any offense you get from him is a bonus IMO. 

3 years 9 months ago

Keep Gregg Dobbs @ 3rd Base? Keep Wes Helms @ 3rd Base? Hanley Ramírez to CF. That makes no sense to me. Heck, I would even trade Ramirez for Adam Jones straight up and put JJ Hardy @ 3rd or keep Hardy @ SS and Rarirez to 3rd. Let Jim Presley help Hanley find his stroke again. They worked well together! The Marlins are out of their mind putting Ramirez in CF. I mean it!

fishfan4life
3 years 9 months ago

Presley hasn’t been the hitting coach since Fredi was fired.

3 years 9 months ago

Hey there Fish Fan, give me some credit that I have some idea as to what I am talking about. Jim Presley is the current Oriole Hitting coach and if Ramirez were traded to the O’s…..

Mark12
3 years 9 months ago

Move him to the mets for D. Wright. Both teams get what they want. Marlins get Reyes and a good 3rd baseman. And the Mets get a good young ticket seller to replace Reyes. I think it’s win win.

MetsMagic
3 years 9 months ago

Ticket seller? I’m not paying any money to see Hanley instead of Wright. 

3 years 9 months ago

David Wright IS a loser

WrigleyTerror37
3 years 9 months ago

how so?

Joe Valenti
3 years 9 months ago

yea but it would be nice to finally be able to enjoy the fact that wright cant hit in citi field 10 days a year instead of being the victim of it

MetsMagic
3 years 9 months ago

Ticket seller? I’m not paying any money to see Hanley instead of Wright. 

Casor_Greener
3 years 9 months ago

He wanted a Latin team and he’s going after it.  A lot of injuries between these two guys…

3 years 9 months ago

Even if healthy, I honestly believe Reyes isn’t worth 18-20mill per season.

Guest
3 years 9 months ago

If he plays like he did this year EVERY year, I’d say he is…
But, I doubt that’ll happen… I really doubt it indeed.

rsanchez1
3 years 9 months ago

Hold on, Hanley in CF? The man is too slow and big to be effective there. That’s what’s been hurting him at SS. Unless he decides to sacrifice some power and lose 20-30 pounds to get some speed back, 3B is more probable than CF. The Marlins already have some speedy guys that can take over there anyway (Bonifacio, Coghlan).

miamiroc
3 years 9 months ago

I like Petersen in CF too. I can’t imagine Hanley in any outfield position minus maybe LF. But why bother? Just shift him over to 3B.

rsanchez1
3 years 9 months ago

Yes, I can’t believe I forgot about Petey Pipes. Cespedes would be good at CF too if the Marlins sign him. Basically, there are way too many good CF options for the Marlins to think about putting Hanley there or in LF.

johnsilver
3 years 9 months ago

Hey.. He has been playing SS with a glove almost big enough to play the OF for years.. Stick him in the OF and then his double clutches on throws (when he loses the ball inside that huge thing) will not occur nearly as often at least.

Side note.. All this talk of moving Ramirez/signing Reyes might take Bonifacio out of the lineup.. They get a decent SS and lose one of the best offensive players from the 2011 season? Boni already has proved in the past he is a horrible 3B.. Sure, Coghlan can move around, but they have to find some place for Boni.

baybombers
3 years 9 months ago

the marlins will get reyes but thats it?

baybombers
3 years 9 months ago

the marlins will get reyes but thats it?

slider32
3 years 9 months ago

The Marlins sign Reyes and move Hanley to third makes the most sense to me.

MetsMagic
3 years 9 months ago

I still find it funny that people are welcoming Jose Reyes as the newest Miami Marlin before he even met with another team yet. Something tells me he’s going to Anaheim…

3 years 9 months ago

Are the Ducks looking for a new center?

Bye Bye Baby Bonanza
3 years 9 months ago

Isn’t Reyes looking for a Carl Crawford type contract?  5 years and $100MM is short of that.

OptimisticMarlinsFan
3 years 9 months ago

Sign Reyes. Move Hanley to third. Put Bonifacio in center. Sign Buehrle. Sign Zach Duke or Aaron Harang. Sign Broxton or K-Rod or keep Oviedo/Nunez. Keep LoMo and Gaby unless Pujols somehow decides he wants to play in Miami. The outlier to all this, for me, is Cespedes. If Cespedes signs with the Fish then he plays LF and then I’d trade Gaby for either an arm or a prospect. 

Reaper87
3 years 9 months ago

That would be a very solid off season. I think Broxton’s arm is pretty done so I’d probably keep Oviedo/Nunez as the closer and send that group out there with cheap bench options. That’s the realistic best-case scenario in my opinion.

OptimisticMarlinsFan
3 years 9 months ago

Only reason I said Broxton is because he’s probably the cheapest option other than Oviedo/Nunez but if they could find a guy who wants to take a decent contract for a few years to be the closer (Nathan, Capps, K-Rod, Madson, etc.) I’d be fine with that but if not Oviedo/Nunez is a decent option..and they certainly could do worse.

Reaper87
3 years 9 months ago

I think you’re right about Broxton being the cheapest option, but its for a reason. K-Rod probably wants more money than he’s worth, but he might be able to be had reasonably if he doesn’t sign early, as with Nathan and Capps. Depending on how this winter shakes out, the Marlins could be a serious contender- add Buehrle and Reyes, LoMo bounces back, Hanley does decently at 3B and this team is very dangerous

MNTwins12
3 years 9 months ago

I definetely don’t watch enough Marlins baseball to know what positions they need to fix or help, but IMO it seems like they already have a very good SS in Hanley Ramirez. If it were up to me I’d be trying to sign either Pujols or Fielder and maybe Buerhle as a top priority instead of Jose Reyes, especially considering how much money it will take to sign Reyes. All of that aside, Jose Reyes is a huge impact player and will help any team he signs with if he stays healthy. I really doubt the Marlins will be able to sign either Fielder or Pujols and Reyes though.

3 years 9 months ago

It is going to take a lot more money to sign Pujols or Fielder, plus the Marlins already have two “legitimate” options for 1B.

3 years 9 months ago

They may not be strs but there better then Adam lind although that isn’t saying much

MNTwins12
3 years 9 months ago

Yeah but I think Pujols/Fielder is actually worth the money considering how injury prone Jose Reyes is. Just look at my Twins and how much money they’ve invested into Mauer and Morneau and neither have contributed to the team in over a year it seems. Their huge contracts are restricting the Twins from signing some other free agents who aren’t injury prone. But yeah if the Marlins have other good 1B options than they should definetly invest in other positions.

formerdraftpick
3 years 9 months ago

If Reyes goes to the Yankees, another legend is born.

Matthew Mueller
3 years 9 months ago

I still think (hope) the Jays are signing Reyes to be the modern day Alomar-Fernandez up the middle.