Marlins, Reyes Agree To Six-Year Deal

8:54pm: Reyes' deal does not include a no-trade clause, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets.

8:47pm: The Marlins and Reyes have agreed to a six-year, $106MM deal, pending a physical, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

8:35pm: Mets GM Sandy Alderson addressed the media and confirmed that if the Marlins are offering a six-year, $111MM deal, the Mets won't be able to compete, tweets Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.  Furthermore, the Mets have yet to make a concrete offer to the shortstop, tweets Mike Puma of the NY Post.

8:21pm: Reyes to the Marlins appears to be imminent, but Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel (via Twitter) continues to hear that the numbers are less than those being reported.

7:57pm: The Marlins and Reyes are close on a six-year deal, believed to be for $110MM, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

7:49pm: The reported terms of $111MM over six years are definitely not correct, an American League source tells Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel (via Twitter).  Rodriguez stresses that this doesn't mean that the Marlins aren't closing in on Reyes.

6:37pm: The Marlins came to the meetings with the idea of bumping their offer to Reyes and setting a deadline, but now they've upped the offer so much that they may not need to give the shortstop a deadline, tweets Jon Heyman of SI. 

6:29pm: The Mets are now aware of the Marlins $100MM+ offer and are out of the bidding, Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweets.  Barring a change of heart, it would seem that Reyes is leaving New York.  The Mets were willing to go to a five-year deal for $75-85MM with an option for a sixth year to take the deal over $100MM, but felt that they were stretching for the five-year deal and won't extend to a sixth, Sherman tweets.

6:15pm: The Mets have not been alerted yet by the Reyes camp of the reported six-year, $111MM deal and if the numbers are accurate, it would mark a dramatic increase from what the Mets heard 48 hours ago, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post (Twitter links).

The Mets and Brewers had planned to offer Reyes something in the range of $75-80MM, says Jon Heyman of SI (via Twitter).

5:53pm: The Marlins have offered Jose Reyes a six-year, $111MM deal, a source tells Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportesLosAngeles.com (Spanish link).  The deal would pay $106MM for six years with a $22MM option for a seventh season with a $5MM buyout.

This marks a significant increase from Miami's offer a few weeks ago, which was reportedly in the neighborhood of $90MM over six years.  It was recently reported that Reyes might be down to just the Marlins and Mets, but the Brewers have also made plans to meet with the shortstop's agents this week.

Rojas' source also says that the Marlins are the favorite to land Albert Pujols if he does not return to St. Louis.


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289 Comments on "Marlins, Reyes Agree To Six-Year Deal"


3 years 7 months ago

Still seems low for him.

Melvin McMurf
3 years 7 months ago

huh?  seems like 2 much 2 me

johnsilver
3 years 7 months ago

Money probably better redirected towards Pujols in the case of the marlins, then moving Sanchez as a major trade piece.

They really do not have a major need for a SS and have a speedster in bonifacio. Granted, Reyes is a premier SS and far better with the glove over Ramirez (anyone is) but the pluses with taking that 110+, maybe doubling it up to Pujols and then offering Sanchez who is a major young power bat to say Oakland for one of their SP, along with maybe something else enticing would help the Fish an awful lot more and fix 2 problems at once.

diesel2410
3 years 7 months ago

Yeah dude. You must be from Boston, the overpay capital of the world.

flickadave
3 years 7 months ago

That’s funny. The way they are bidding against themselves I was thinking it might be Hank or Hal doing the negotiating.

Fizzzay
3 years 7 months ago

Wow.

3 years 7 months ago

As a continuous Marlins fan since 1993 (i even own teal unis), all I can say is thank you Loria for not twisting our luggage again and finally pulling in some big names.  Finally we can enjoy in the excitement of big name free agents in our town for seemingly a long period of time.  Looking forward to an exciting and hopefully successful 2012 and beyond.

And to all the nay sayers…”na-na na-na naaaaa naaaaaaaaaa”  LOL.  See ya in April.

Mario Saavedra
3 years 7 months ago

Carl Crawford 2.0. Let’s see how much time the happiness lasts (;

Shawnthemon
3 years 7 months ago

I wonder how Hanley is going to feel

3 years 7 months ago

He can come to the Os if he is mad.  We can find a spot im sure

BluMule
3 years 7 months ago

Or the Jays 😛

3 years 7 months ago

If he can convert to Second Base

BluMule
3 years 7 months ago

Why can’t Escobar?

renegadeisback
3 years 7 months ago

He should accept that and not look back. There is no way a team is beating that offer.

3 years 7 months ago

for some reason I read the Mariners at first. Phew…

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

Yeah, because god for bid they should get a player on that team that knows how to hit..

3 years 7 months ago

How is a small market team like the Mets expected to compete with that offer?

Shawnthemon
3 years 7 months ago

They should have a sarcastic smile on this or something

BluMule
3 years 7 months ago

Comment ended up on wrong one sorry lol

Ron Greenawalt
3 years 7 months ago

the mets a small market team . really?

not_brooks
3 years 7 months ago

Your sarcasm meter is broken.

3 years 7 months ago

I doubt he ever had one…

3 years 7 months ago

Well they’re at least mid market, I mean their payroll is gonna be under 90m probably.

baschkar
3 years 7 months ago

Market does not equal payroll, and he was being sarcastic

LiveFastCyYoung
3 years 7 months ago

Market does not equal budget. Mets are in the largest market in baseball.

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

I’ll be pretty shocked if he doesn’t accept that offer (if it’s accurate). I can’t see the Brewers topping it. And it doesn’t sound like the Mets can afford to match it.

omgitscorey
3 years 7 months ago

They’ll regret that.

3 years 7 months ago

Why would they regret that? 

They are going to be paying him $18.5 mil/season.  With a win on the open market going for about $5 million, they would be paying him for a 3.7 WAR/season.  He has been above 5.8 WAR in 4 of the last 6 seasons.  He’s also averaged 4.5 WAR the past 2 seasons and is still in his prime. 

I think he is probably the best value out of all the high priced FA out there and the Marlins are getting a discount because of his recent injuries.  The kicker is even including the injuries, he has still been better than Fielder and will cost 40-50 million less. 

Joveoak
3 years 7 months ago

It’s Reyes’s history with the Disabled List.  I’m hoping that’s what he’s meaning with that.

Paul Shailor
3 years 7 months ago

Well hes a selfish pos who only cares about himself, oh and the whole injuries to his LEGS! Within 2 years this deal is like soriano.

3 years 7 months ago

I probably shouldn’t even waste my time since you have a personal problem with Reyes and will never change your mind about him, but I highly doubt Soriano is a good comparison.  While they both signed for similar average salary, Soriano’s contract was for 8 years, instead of 6.  He also was 3 years older and a worse player who had already been moved to non premium position in LF. 

3 years 7 months ago

Ozzie is going to want to know why they’ll offer $20 million a year to get Reyes but only a minor league pitcher to get him. 

John
3 years 7 months ago

No he’s not.

$4555515
3 years 7 months ago

about 18 mill a year on average…dont get me wrong the guys is a top 5 talent but seems like alot for a guy who cant stay healthy for the majority of the season

bravesdude
3 years 7 months ago

295 games over the last three seasons out of the 486 played . Way too ,uch money for someone who has missed time over each of the last three seasons .

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

Wonder if they’ll up their offers to Pujols and/or Buehrle now?

I have no idea what kind of budget they’re working with. But they clearly mean business this offseason.

3 years 7 months ago

LOL, go on and have him.

renegadeisback
3 years 7 months ago

I’d rather have Jeter!

3 years 7 months ago

Better than Jeter in his prime?  No.  Has the year on year consistency that Jeter has portrayed throughout his career?  No.  Better than Jeter now at age 37?  I would hope so with Reyes being 28 years old.  Your immediate anti-Yankee statement holds no weight here.  That doesn’t change the fact the offer for Reyes is ridiculously funny.

I like how you also changed your statement to “I’d rather have Jeter!” from “Better than Jeter!”

renegadeisback
3 years 7 months ago

Compared to 3/50 to Jeter, it’s a bargain.

3 years 7 months ago

AAV of 18.5 to an AAV of 16.6? Even if Jeter is older and declining, he is still a solid player.

Shawnthemon
3 years 7 months ago

Solid Player getting paid Superstar money, but Jeters contract isn’t bad, he creates revenue for the team despite his playing ability

cacavolante
3 years 7 months ago

and a yankee fan mocking another team for overpaying a player is also ridiculously funny…

3 years 7 months ago

I found it funny for Mets fans with hopes he might return and now, more than likely, have no chance.  The rest of the discussion is revolving renegadeisback’s initial comment of “Better than Jeter!”.  But you’re right, the Yankees overpay more than most. 

John
3 years 7 months ago

Your face is ridiculously funny

John08Patriot
3 years 7 months ago

Crazy, unless you’re in business as an assisted living provider.

JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

Why are they bidding against themselves? The Mets offer wasn’t that good.

slider32
3 years 7 months ago

The Marlins saw that Reyes agent was going to talk to the Brewers, so they up there offer. I don’t think the Brewers will top this offer. Reyes signs with the Marlins tomarrow.

JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

He’ll wait until Thursday I’m sure. But I’m not buying this offer. It just doesn’t make sense. 

bravesdude
3 years 7 months ago

If it is true , I think it’s just the Marlins wanting to add a big name from this offseason to cover their tails because of building that new stadium knowing that their attendance was ridiculously low last year . Because of his injuries the last three years , I don’t think tha he deserves what they are offering him . If he was injured last year or just the year before and played most if not all this last year and performed like he did , then maybe .

JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

And they are assuming that they will have a higher attendance. While I’m sure Reyes and a new stadium will help, maybe Miami just isn’t a baseball town. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.

bravesdude
3 years 7 months ago

Yep . And thats a big assumption on their part . Their FO may want to hold on to some of that extra money they have to compensate for the lack of attendance that they are assuming will show up for the ENTIRE season .

3 years 7 months ago

Because you know what other factors are at play besides what you read on websites, right?

JacksTigers
3 years 7 months ago

I go on what I know. You are now assuming that there is something else. Pleas shine your wisdom on me of what else you have heard. Knowledge > Assumptions

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

If this offer is legit… which I have my doubts.. I’d say it’s that the Marlins HAVE to outbid the Mets, as Reyes would prefer to stay there.. and the Mets would have probably upped there offer to 6 years @ 16.25 million (or something along those lines) if it meant getting Reyes. And… you never know what the Brewers were up to. But as I said… I have my doubts about this offer… They might just be ensuring they make a splash though…

3 years 7 months ago

doubts or not, it is done.  official!

3 years 7 months ago

Sadness.  No way the Mets match this offer

ChiefW4
3 years 7 months ago

it’s both Sadness and happiness.  This is a Jayson Werth type deal, and the deal hasn’t been inked yet, though I believe it will be.  If it’s truly at
106M for 6 years, the Marlins will be paying a much slowed Jose Reyes with bad Hamstrings $18 million/year when he’s 32, 33, and 34. It’s a STUPID signing and Reyes isn’t worth it.  I’m glad the Mets didn’t pay it.  Reyes has already had his career years, will never hit anywhere near .337 again, STILL can’t take a walk, is excellent defensively, but not a GG player, and I’d much rather see the Mets keep that money to pay Duda, Davis, Wheeler, Harvey, Famlia, Mejia, possibly Neiuwenhuis, and Lutz,  and other impressive rookies as they come up.That being said, I DO think this will hurt the Mets FAR FAR more than Alderson imagined.  It’s a public relations nightmare for the Mets because i’m sure i’m not the ONLY one who now expects the Mets to be a 60-100 team  for the next several years, without even the chance of competing.
If anything, this shows me Alderson is out of his depth in New York.  I sure as hell won’t be paying the $135/year to be able to watch all the Mets games over the internet again this year, or in any year in the near future. Maybe Wilpon is trying to bankrupt the Mets as he’s now lost the single player which drew fans.  IMO, Alderson’s grade goes from a B- to a D+ as the gen. mngr.  The Wilpons, if they COULD go lower than a grade F as owners, certainly would have done so. The Wilpons get a grade H for Hopeless, as opposed to just as F for Failure.

3 years 7 months ago

if true, looks like the marlins have a new starting ss and leadoff hitter.

omgitscorey
3 years 7 months ago

Hanley isn’t moving from SS. He’s already said he wouldn’t.

3 years 7 months ago

I’m pretty sure he amended that statement and said he would play wherever they needed him, maybe someone can provide a source on the latest.

3 years 7 months ago

that’s even dumber than jeter’s refusal to move over for arod.

MB923
3 years 7 months ago

That was Steinbrenner and Cashman’s call, not Jeter’s. Jeter might be an OFer in 2 years

3 years 7 months ago

I would love to see that

MB923
3 years 7 months ago

Well I did say might be. If I had to bet on it I’d say no.

windycitywarrior
3 years 7 months ago

Would it be impossible for Jeter to move to third so A Rod can DH? Im not a Yankee fan and dont know Jeters limitations. Does he need more arm strength? Not sure just wondering. I would think that they would want to protect their investment with A Rod and not have him play the field and risk injuries. I think they paid him that money for the bats and HRS than his average glove work.

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

It’s not Hanley’s call. There’s nothing in his contract that guarantees him the SS position. He’ll either do what management believes is best for the team, or wind up on the restricted list.

3 years 7 months ago

or traded to the blue jays. heyooooooooo

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

Yeah. Or traded. Although I’m not sure who’d want him at this point, unless the Marlins ate a big chunk of his remaining salary.

3 years 7 months ago

the land of misfit prospects…aka the blue jays

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

Don’t forget about the A’s. They need offense, are willing to trade any pitcher, and Miami is known to covet Gio.

ludafish
3 years 7 months ago

…huh? who would want Hanley? are you kidding? 

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

Way to take things out of context.

ludafish
3 years 7 months ago

i was just making fun of someone in my head earlier for not getting sarcasm. karma. also people have been badmouthing him a lot and thought that was going on…

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

Nope. Not badmouthing him. Just pointing out that no team is gonna take on most of his remaining salary, plus give up something really good in return.

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
3 years 7 months ago

plenty of teams?

bravesdude
3 years 7 months ago

The Braves may want to make a play for him . He and Freddi would have to learn to play nice though .

Seth
3 years 7 months ago

At least the Marlins are showing they mean business……though Im afraid they’re going after the wrong person.

3 years 7 months ago

probably makes more sense than a 1B.  They have a young above average first basemen in Gaby, but no one of consequence at third, which is essentially what they are replacing.

3 years 7 months ago

Jose, welcome to Miami.

wickedkevin
3 years 7 months ago

Time for a DECISION.

LUWahooNatFan
3 years 7 months ago

“I’m sorry Marlins, but we just simply can no longer take you seriously”

-The Rest of Baseball

Rabbitov
3 years 7 months ago

By your logic no one takes the Nats (Werth), Red Sox (Lackey, Matsuzaka), Rangers (ARod), Angels (Matthews), Dodgers (Dreifort), Giants (Zito), Rockies (Hampton), Orioles (Segui, Belle, Atkins, ok ok forget the Os) seriously anymore.    

Difference is even if they overpay they still may get the production they want, only time will tell. 

slider32
3 years 7 months ago

This officially knocks the Mets out of the running, as if they were ever in it. Reyes is not going to get a better deal than this one, I would expect him to take it soon. If the Marlins land Reyes they will try to land a big starter.

$4555515
3 years 7 months ago

it most likely knocks all of baseball outta the running…no one except the marlins would pay that much for a guy who cant avoid the DL for a extended period any given season

3 years 7 months ago

“I completely disagree” – Mike Rizzo

AlanDuda
3 years 7 months ago

ugh i’m so sick of that injury talk. his injury time is so
overblown…6 out of his 7 seasons as the mets starter he played over
130 games. he plays shortstop. and he plays it with 110% effort.

bravesdude
3 years 7 months ago

Yeah …. but the last three season he has only played 295 out of 486 .

3 years 7 months ago

The last two seasons he has played in 259 games.  That is more than Pedroia, Ellsbury, Kinsler, Hamilton, Zimmerman, Arod and Rollins.  It’s only 6 less games than Tulo has played.  He also has a higher fWAR in those 259 games than Fielder does in the 323 games he has played over that span.  The Marlins should be counting their lucky stars that he has only played in 259 games.  If he had played in 320+ games he would be costing them $160-180 million.  

misterjoshua77
3 years 7 months ago

There is no such thing as 110%…you can only give 100%

BlondnEvil
3 years 7 months ago

you cannot give more than 100% please refrain from hyperbole, it’s stupid