Jose Reyes Rumors: Friday

Earlier today we learned that the Marlins are "putting an all-out press" on Jose Reyes, and they are considering increasing their initial offer from the $75-90MM range. Here's the latest on the free agent shortstop…

  • The Marlins have not given Reyes any kind of deadline or ultimatum according to Juan C. Rodriguez of The Sun Sentinel (on Twitter). They are prepared to wait him out beyond the winter meetings if necessary.
  • Mets GM Sandy Alderson did touch base with Reyes' representatives today, reports Joel Sherman of The New York Post (all Twitter links). Andy McCullough of The Star Ledger says the team is still waiting for Reyes' side to come back with an offer for them to match, a right they expect to have. The Mets would reportedly offer five years and $80MM, but not a sixth guaranteed year.
  • Adam Rubin of ESPN New York points out that if Reyes signs with the Marlins, the Mets would only receive Florida's third round pick as compensation. The Marlins' first round pick is protected, and their second rounder is technically going to the Padres since Heath Bell is a higher ranked free agent than Reyes. The Fish will keep their second rounder with a made-up pick going to San Diego, but an MLB official confirmed that it will be treated the same way as previous years.
  • It does not appear that Reyes will be signing with anyone before the winter meeting start on Monday, reports Newsday's David Lennon (on Twitter).

42 Responses to Jose Reyes Rumors: Friday Leave a Reply

  1. 3rd rounder…hhaha, good thing they didn’t move him at the deadline.

    • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

      good thing hoyer got out of SD already. whoops!

    • Chris Whitby 4 years ago

      The biggest crime is that Heath Bell is ranked higher in the Elias system

    • guydavis 4 years ago

      I think this makes the Mets even more likely to sign him now. They can’t let him leave for a 3rd rounder.

  2. The Phillies are back in it.

    • Christopher David 4 years ago

      According to who?

    • Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

      They don’t like Reyes. At all. They don’t like his personality and they don’t like his price tag. Most of all, they don’t like his injury history.

      It’s going to be Jimmy Rollins for 3 years or they’re going to sign a stop gap guy for Galvis.

    • Silence 4 years ago

      The Phillies could sign him, but at what cost? Losing Rollins for the Anti-Christ of our organization? Lose ground on resigning Hamels aswell? I say no, no matter how good he is, we don’t like him.

  3. Would be even better if the fish sign CJ Wilson too it would be a 4th rounder


  4. Just give him 6 for 100 and get it over with jesus christ

  5. Lol third rounder… shoulda traded him… but who woulda thought…

  6. ehsank24 4 years ago

    I just cannot see the Marlins going this far on Reyes and backtracking now. They’ll raise the offer tonight and by Sunday evening, he’ll agree to a contract. That is just how I see it.

  7. ZZZZZIPPP 4 years ago


  8. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    the marlins could screw both the mets and the padres pretty hard here. both could have gotten way better returns had they traded their players. the new compensation system creates additional picks for several players, rather than simply transfering them to another team. this pushes squeeze & second round picks back even further overall

  9. Henry Sanchez 4 years ago

    how the hell is Heath Bell higher ranked free agent than Reyes?

    • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

      I think they just rank them by height

      • vtadave 4 years ago

        Bigger the waistline, the higher the ranking.

        That said, Bartolo Colon doesn’t rank higher than Albert Pujols, so…

    • Dylan 4 years ago

      I was wondering the same thing.

    • chicothekid 4 years ago

      How the hell do the Marlins get to keep their 1st AND 2nd round draft picks?  Talk about a screwed up system.

    • chicothekid 4 years ago

      How the hell do the Marlins get to keep their 1st AND 2nd round draft picks?  Talk about a screwed up system.

  10. The Marlins have not given Reyes any kind of deadline or ultimatum…. well how can they? They haven’t exactly offered him 5/100 or 6/120.

    Hey if I am the Orioles offer him 5/85 and see what he says. switch JJ Hardy to 2nd base. I think he can make the transition. 5/85 is more than what Beltre got.

    I think Reyes is worth the gamble just short of 100 million. If plays the majority of games and helps whichever team that signs him to a World Series, then maybe they could work something out in addition to his orginal contract.

    To me he’s a better risk than Pujols and Fielder!

    • vtadave 4 years ago

      Regarding the last sentence, given Reyes’ propensity for injury, I’d say the exact opposite.

  11. Amish_willy 4 years ago

    The Marlins are going to be a lot of fun next year. If adding Reyes, Cespedes and an arm like Buehrle or Jackson is a realistic outcome, think they very well will give the wild card a run. Hanley will probably have a huge bounceback year, and hopefully for them the same from Josh Johnson, who can match up with anyone when healthy.

    • padresfuture 4 years ago

      Hey, with Bell gone the Padres could add Reyes as they should have $20-$30 mil available to spend depending on Harang, Hudson, and Bartlett. I realize the Padres won’t do this, but they really have nothing coming up the pipeline at shortstop for several years, unless Cumberlands comeback is quick.

  12. Tko11 4 years ago

    How in the world is Bell ranked higher than Reyes? Mets will really regret not trading Reyes if they dont resign him…

    • Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

      I said at the deadline that they’d regret not trading him. There’s a huge danger in assuming draft pick compensation. If they sign Pujols, they’d be suck with a fourth rounder.

      As a Phillies fan, I love it though! 😀

      • Chris Whitby 4 years ago

        You were right

      • Tko11 4 years ago

        I thought the should of traded him last offseason. The longer you keep him the less value he has but I dont think the Mets think logically. I dont think even think a first round pick is worthy compensation for reyes. They could of received way more in a trade. 

  13. OptimisticMarlinsFan 4 years ago

    Sign him please……………………do what you gotta do to get it done already.

    • Silence 4 years ago

      Making your deal public with how much money range your offering to Reyes is SO dumb. One, now teams know how to sweep him from underneath your feet ( if they are willing to risk on Reyes ). A team who needs a SS that has money can steal Reyes from you now, especially with no deadline.

  14. i LOL’ed

    lmao aaron rowand

  15. o cabrera- 1 yr/1-1.5 mil, r madson 4 yr, 32 mil, c snyder 1yr/1-1.5 mil, xavier nady 1 yr/1 mil, endy chavez 1 yr 1.5, frank francisco 2yr/7.5-9 mil, mike gonzalez 2 yr/9 mil. so for about 23 mil you get a really good back of the pen, and a talented and experienced bench. let reyes go to marlins. I cant wait to see guillen go nuts on reyes and hanley for their amazing hustle

  16. Perhaps you havent been watching Reyes the past 8 years, he always hustles. 

  17. He only hustles when he wants to and he did this year because he wanted that new contract. and his amazing ability to recover from injuries, hes the next ripken for sure. 100% sure i would overpay and guarantee 6 years for him.

  18. Chris Whitby 4 years ago

    I have watched Reyes play in 500+ games. Dude always plays hard. Not sure what the basis of your criticism is.

  19. guydavis 4 years ago

    I hate to say it, but it’s likely race.

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