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 (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'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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  1. notsureifsrs 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

      • vtadave 4 years ago

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

        • Guest 4 years ago

          True enough, a second position never hurts though!

      • vtadave 4 years ago

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

  2. plain_g 4 years ago

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

  3. 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 4 years 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

  4. 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. 

    • 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 4 years ago

        wake up.

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

          • 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. 

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

          • danumd87 4 years 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…

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

          • Joe Valenti 4 years 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

          • 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 4 years 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)

  5. 0bsessions 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

  6. fishfan4life 4 years ago

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

    • OptimisticMarlinsFan 4 years ago

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

  7. 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 4 years ago

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

      • 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…..

  8. Mark12 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

      • David Wright IS a loser

      • Joe Valenti 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

  9. Casor_Greener 4 years ago

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

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

    • Guest 4 years 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.

  11. rsanchez1 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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.

  12. baybombers 4 years ago

    the marlins will get reyes but thats it?

  13. baybombers 4 years ago

    the marlins will get reyes but thats it?

  14. slider32 4 years ago

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

  15. MetsMagic 4 years 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…

  16. Bye Bye Baby Bonanza 4 years ago

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

  17. OptimisticMarlinsFan 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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

  18. MNTwins12 4 years 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.

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

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

      • MNTwins12 4 years 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.

  19. formerdraftpick 4 years ago

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

  20. Matthew Mueller 4 years ago

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

  21. bobskube 4 years ago

    I still think he’s a brewer. And as a brewer fan, I’m not too thrilled about it.

  22. Khabibulan 4 years ago

    I’m still saying the Brewers get Reyes. Their window to win is still very much open, but that offense is going to miss Fielder. Having a highly competent lead-off hitter in Reyes will help.
    I “think” Reyes would prefer to play for a team with a chance to win soon, rather than an unknown quantity in Miami.  

    • OptimisticMarlinsFan 4 years ago

      Without Fielder the Brewers have no shot at winning. They’re pitching is mediocre with some decent and overrated guys. They really have no one outside of Braun. Hart, Weeks, Morgan, Betancourt, McGehee are not that great at all. Sorry. However, I do agree with the Marlins being an “unknown quantity” because they could be a playoff contender or finish last place like this year, depending on who they bring in.

      • bobskube 4 years ago

        So how many wins was Fielder worth over Reyes?  Because their mediocre team won 96 games last year.  They’re probably better this year with Reyes and a decent 1b (Carlos Pena maybe) than they were with Fielder and Betancourt. 

        But maybe I’ll just take your word for it.

  23. Brewers, 110/6. No team will give him more than 6 years because of the injury concern and he will just miss 20million per year.

  24. dtowntigers43 4 years ago

    Will detroit open up their eyes!!! He is everything the tigers need this off season just give the man the money he wants!

    • OptimisticMarlinsFan 4 years ago

      Agreed. He’d fit in perfect there and would help them greatly. They’d be tough to contend with if they got him and another starting pitcher.

      • dtowntigers43 4 years ago

        if you throw in a guy with his skill in a already deep lineup… look out

        and as far as the starting pitcher heres how i see it

        5.Turner/smyly both minor leauge prospects

    • Hell no. He is a clubhouse cancer, his attitude needs an adjustment. Were not oging to throw 20 million a year at him, especially when his speed will be gone within the next 3 – 4 seasons. He is a liability 

    • JacksTigers 4 years ago

      That ball park fits his swing perfectley. He could hit 30 tripples in CoPa.

      • Ferrariman 4 years ago

        what makes you think that?  CitiField seems like it works for his strengths even better and he only hit 16/17 ish. 

        • dtowntigers43 4 years ago

          Detroit has way bigger gaps than city field! granderson hit 20 something tripples here and reyes is way faster than him.Now being real i see him hitting 25 tripples if he came to detroit

  25. TheHotCorner 4 years ago

    Not sure I like the idea of Hanley in center.  I would prefer to see them move him to left field, move LoMo to 1B and trade Gaby.  IF by some chance they actually sign Pujols or Fielder (which I am just having a hard time seeing) then I would move Hanley to 3B and keep LoMo in left. 

  26. MetsMagic 4 years ago

    With Kevin Burpfart, it really makes you wonder. 

  27. Who says they are spending $200 million? 

    Pujols won’t happen, Fielder won’t happen, Buehrle MAY happen. But Reyes is definitely happening. 

  28. MetsMagic 4 years ago

    There’s just too much stupidity in this comment to comprehend. You make WFAN callers look competent.

    “Hi Mike, this is blackcourt from Boston”

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