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  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 (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.

289 Responses to Marlins, Reyes Agree To Six-Year Deal Leave a Reply

  1. Still seems low for him.

    • Melvin McMurf 4 years ago

      huh?  seems like 2 much 2 me

      • johnsilver 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

      • flickadave 4 years ago

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

  2. Fizzzay 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

  3. Shawnthemon 4 years ago

    I wonder how Hanley is going to feel

  4. renegadeisback 4 years ago

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

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

    • Guest 4 years ago

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

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

  7. Guest 4 years 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.

  8. omgitscorey 4 years ago

    They’ll regret that.

    • 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 4 years ago

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

      • Paul Shailor 4 years 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.

        • 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. 

  9. 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. 

  10. $4555515 4 years 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 4 years 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 .

  11. Guest 4 years 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.

  12. LOL, go on and have him.

    • renegadeisback 4 years ago

      I’d rather have Jeter!

      • 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 4 years ago

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

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

          • Shawnthemon 4 years ago

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

        • cacavolante 4 years ago

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

          • 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 4 years ago

          Your face is ridiculously funny

      • John08Patriot 4 years ago

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

  13. JacksTigers 4 years ago

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

    • slider32 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

        • bravesdude 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 .

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

      • JacksTigers 4 years 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 4 years 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…

  14. Sadness.  No way the Mets match this offer

    • ChiefW4 4 years 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.

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

    • omgitscorey 4 years ago

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

      • 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.

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

        • MB923 4 years ago

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

          • I would love to see that

          • MB923 4 years ago

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

          • windycitywarrior 4 years 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 4 years 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.

        • or traded to the blue jays. heyooooooooo

          • Guest 4 years 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.

          • the land of misfit prospects…aka the blue jays

          • Guest 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

          • Guest 4 years ago

            Way to take things out of context.

          • ludafish 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years ago

            plenty of teams?

          • bravesdude 4 years ago

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

  16. Seth 4 years ago

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

    • 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.

  17. Jose, welcome to Miami.

  18. wickedkevin 4 years ago

    Time for a DECISION.

  19. LUWahooNatFan 4 years ago

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

    -The Rest of Baseball

    • Rabbitov 4 years 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. 

  20. slider32 4 years 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 4 years 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

    • AlanDuda 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

        • 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 4 years ago

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

      • BlondnEvil 4 years ago

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

  21. ESPNDeportesLosAngeles??? Why would Los Angeles report this? How would they know LA is a good distance from Dallas and even further from Miami!

    Seriously, though are the Marlins bidding against themselves? Who else is in? 

  22. Jose Reyes has to accept this deal, I doubt any other team gives him this kind of $! In 3 words WELCOME TO MIAMI

    • I see another party coming soon with Pitbull singing and Josh Johnson looking awkward trying to model a uniform…

  23. MrBaseball29 4 years ago


  24. Paul Ellis 4 years ago

    They would never pick up that 7th year.

  25. Anthony Polito 4 years ago

    in mlb the show jose reyes always gets signed over 130 million

    • YaGottaBelieve11 4 years ago

      Not true, I resigned him for 5/90

      • Dylan 4 years ago

        ^ GM of the year.

        • fxx3605 4 years ago

          in mlb 2k11 he signs for 5years at 38 mill sigh such a broken game

          • Dodgersarelife 4 years ago

            I resigned him for 9/50k a year. For some reason he took it! 

          • BluMule 4 years ago

            AS is “The Show”. I got Ubaldo (3mil/year), Josh Johnson (2.3), Votto(5), Kemp(8) and others for CHEAP.

            Ubaldo and JJ wanted 18 mil. Votto wanted 16 and Kemp wated 18. no one else bidded on them….

    • Paul Shailor 4 years ago

      I just sign players to 1 year deals for a ton of money, they always accept.

  26. jmcbosox 4 years ago

    wow.  just wow.

  27. fitz 4 years ago

    At least the Marlins will be exciting to watch next season. Provided Hanley/Reyes can both stay healthy at the same time..

    • $4555515 4 years ago

      im pretty sure most miami fans could care less about going to see the marlins play if the past 3+ seasons attendance tally was any indication

      • fitz 4 years ago

        That’s true. I was speaking more from the perspective of actual baseball fans which there are few of in Florida. Florida is a horrendous sports state overall as far as fans and attendance is concerned.

        • rsanchez1 4 years ago

          I wonder if Theo Epstein and Terry Francona share the same opinion about Boston (with regards to fans, but then the probably sometimes wished Boston would’ve had Miami attendance).

      • ludafish 4 years ago

        The attendance thing is getting old. The marlins TV ratings are up there with the best and that stadium is the most ugly uncomfortable place to watch a game. with the new stadium attendance will not be an issue anymore.

      • bayareabeast 4 years ago

        brand new stadium..they’ll fill the seats

      • slider32 4 years ago

        The Marlins should do better with their new retractable dome.

      • bravesdude 4 years ago

        I’m sure they will do better than last season . Of course , it shouldn’t take much to do that . The first few weeks they will do pretty well with the new stadium and a couple of new players . But once that curiousity wears off and the team falls back into 3rd or 4th place , the attendance should fall back off .

        • Regardless. If the Marlins pull in the exact amount of fans that they did last season, their profits will be much greater based on the fact that all the money goes into their pockets rather than paying Wayne Huizenga to lease the space at Dolphin stadium. 

          • bravesdude 4 years ago

            Oh well then they will be fine . But with a new stadium comes a lot more money to have to pay out . And their attendance will determine thier profit if they have any at all . Attendance pays for parking , concessions , merchandise , etc. .

            To put in perspective , the top 15 teams were all over 30,000 a game . Florida averaged 19,000 a game last year . And their average percentage of total capacity filled a game was 48.8 . That means they couldn’t fill at least half the stadium all year for most of all their games . I’m sure they will do somewhat better this next year . Especially at the beginning of the year with the new stadium and a few new players . But even back in 2003 when they won their last WS , their attendance was still second to last .

    • rsanchez1 4 years ago

      The problem with Hanley isn’t staying healthy. It’s getting his head out of the game. 

      • Ha. My thoughts exactly. Can’t wait to see Ozzie jump on his Azz if he keeps half azzing it during the season. 

        • bravesdude 4 years ago

          You mean like Freddi Gonzalez did . That worked out well .

          • Seriously? You’re comparing Freddie to Ozzie? 

          • bravesdude 4 years ago

            No….comparing how well Hanley responds to being criticized over his lack of hustle .

  28. now trade Hanley Ramirez, a few teams hurting at shortstop…

  29. It’s real. It’s damn real.

  30. Abraham Zapruder 4 years ago

    He gone.

  31. this won’t end well

  32. AmISerious 4 years ago

    The NL East this upcoming season is going to be a tough battle…well besides the Mets.

  33. alex collins 4 years ago

    Hanley for Jurjjens and Prado,  similar to Uggla for Dunn and infante .. :)

  34. BLEACHER_CREATURD 4 years ago

    Hopefully he can stay healthy…

  35. Jessie Kreitman 4 years ago

    Reyes should take it…mets can’t bite back with a better offer even if they had the funs considering their legal troubles at this moment. Plus your looking at being a hero of a new team, if this is any time for him to produce and get a big giant pay day its now, he is more incentivized than ever. However, he takes this offer the price on Pujlos drives way up (still think he will sign with St. Louis though)

  36. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    This is the part where the $111MM changes to a $100MM or less. These reports of big offers rarely seem to be accurate on the original statement. 

  37. Joe N 4 years ago

    7 years 135 was my prediction. Reyes has provided very good production despite being injury prone and inconsistent. The money seems good, but I wonder is Hanley moving to CF or a corner?Because you’re really not replacing a SS here, you’re replacing an outfielder.

    • guydavis 4 years ago

      Think the idea was that he would be moved to 3B. Pretty exciting left side of the infield.

      • bravesdude 4 years ago

        IDK . According to Hanley here a while back , he said HE was the Marlins SS .

  38. $4555515 4 years ago

    this report is looking more and more false as time passes…wouldnt surprise me given its source is posted on a spanish website in los angelos

  39. cbcbcb 4 years ago

    Rojas doesn’t seem to always have the best information

    • slider32 4 years ago

      I thought this was legit until they said that a Rojas source said that Pujols would sign with the Marlins if he doesn’t sign with the Cards.

  40. cookmeister 4 years ago

    if this is true, he should jump on that deal.

  41. Rabbitov 4 years ago

    Gotta spend money to make money. 

  42. That’s more like it.

  43. Ryan The Braves Fan For Life 4 years ago

    Please shock the world and say yes to the braves! Please say yes Jose!!!!

    • austinhb 4 years ago

      God I hope not, while he is a great player and would make the lineup electric, I don’t think I would be able to stand seeing his stupid selfish smile for 162 games

      • Cam Hodgson-Dwyer 4 years ago

        You wouldn’t have to worry about his stupid selfish smile for 162 games, he won’t be healthy enough to play that many.

      • guydavis 4 years ago

        That’s a pretty horrible thing to say.

    • bravesdude 4 years ago

      No thanks . Wren won’t make a horrible mistake like that ….. again (reference to DLowe) . Especially for what he is asking for .

    • The Braves? They didn’t even make an offer. Is he supposed to play for free?

    • BaseballLogic_Braves 4 years ago

      How about…… NO! Maybe if he sucked more the Braves would make a bid.

  44. ludafish 4 years ago

    As much as i would love Reyes to be a part of our lineup, and everyone would, not at that price. Spend big on Pujols/Fielder or pitching. Now if he signs this extending Hanley or JJ will cost MUCH more cause they will want that kind of money. What about extending stanton?

    •  Why extend Stanton now? He’s making pennies. They need to exploit Stanton now that he’s young and extend him when his arbitration costs start to increase.

  45. You know the Marlins are over paying him when the Yankee Fans complain about a player getting overpaid.

    • As a Marlins fan, I never imagined seeing the words “Marlins” and “overpaying” in the same sentence.

      I’m happy that Reyes may be coming here but would have preferred the Power of Fielder. I can’t imagine Reyes at 34 and 35 YO justifying his contract. Nevertheless, I like the direction of the team so far.

      • RidiculousPage 4 years ago

        From what I’ve read from sites like FanGraphs is that the price you pay for a player isn’t limited to his annual salary. In order to wrap someone up like Reyes, you’d need to offer more money for the later years of the contract or add on years to the end of the contract. In essence, not only would the Fish be paying Reyes say $20m, this year, Reyes would also be receiving a lucrative amount of money later on. Guaranteeing huge sums of money for a player in the end years of his contract is just part of the game. It’s a concession teams have to make. I’m sure no one expects Albert to be worth upwards of $25 when he’s 40.

      • Louie Schuth 4 years ago

        You should have seen this sentence coming: “Once again, the Yankees/Red Sox end up overpaying for a former Marlins player.”

    • Redsoxn8tion 4 years ago

      Why are the Marlins bidding against themselves? Save some $$ for Fielder

    • MB923 4 years ago

      And Red Sox fans

  46. Stop with the Hanley trades. He isn’t going anywhere. The Marlins are in the process of building a team, not dismantling one. Hanley is signed for a team friendly contract and he is the guy they are building around. Yes, he was hurt last season, but so were many other players. Injured players heal. YOu just don’t trade them bc they hit the DL.

    I expect the Fish upped their offer bc they want to go into the Winter Meetings knowing what they want to target. If Reyes accepts the deal tomorrow, the Fish enter the Winter Meetings w/ the focus of starting pitching. They can make deals fast and early before anyone else strikes.


    • Guest 4 years ago

      How would trading Hanley equal dismantling? Not that I see this happening, but what if they were to trade him for Gio Gonzalez, a couple top prospects, and have the A’s take on nearly all of Hanley’s salary?

      A deal like that would not only bolster their rotation with a really talented hometown player, but it COULD also free up enough payroll space for them to put in a really high bid on Pujols or Fielder, plus make sure they get one of the free agent pitchers that they want.

      This is all hypothetical, of course. But never say never.

      • Hanley was signed to a 5 year contract for a reason. Unlike in the past, the Marlins have strategically extended certain players for the purpose of keeping these players when their new stadium opens. Josh Johnson also fits the bill.

        Hanley is very popular around baseball bc very few SS’s can outproduce him. That is why you and hundreds of other computer GM’s come up w/ these trade scenarios that will benefit their teams.

        The Marlins need to make a strong statement this year. W/ the hundreds of millions of dollars that they stole from Dade County residents, the current investigation by the SEC into their aquisition of those funds, and the pressure to let their fans believe that they will invest in their team rather than more fire sales. Sending Hanley packing will not instill a great deal of faith in their rebuilding efforts.

        No, as good as he is, Gio Gonzalez plus prospects does not equal Hanley Ramirez. Whatever spin you would like to put in it, there would be a huge backlash.

        As for signing Albert Pujols, trading Hanley does not guarantee a Pujols signing. Odds are he stays in St. Louis.

        • Guest 4 years ago

          I love how you completely ignored the parts where I wrote “Not that I see this happening,” “COULD,” and “This is all hypothetical.”

          For the record, I would be *mad* if the A’s gave up Gio Gonzalez and two top prospects for an expensive player that would most likely be gone by the time the A’s could ever get their new stadium built.

          I’m not some “computer GM” trying to come up with a trade scenario that will benefit my team. I clearly said this is all hypothetical. And the only reason I used Gio as an example is because I know that the Marlins would love to have him.

          My only point here — quite clearly — is just never say never. Hanley isn’t a sure 2012 Marlin.

  47. johnsilver 4 years ago

    Richie Sexson says hello.

  48. rsanchez1 4 years ago

    Wow, personally looks to me like the Marlins are overpaying for Reyes. They must really like what he could bring to the team, or really want to teach Hanley an expensive lesson. Only reason Reyes won’t accept this deal is if he really wants to play somewhere else.

  49. MetsEventually 4 years ago


  50. bravesdude 4 years ago

    If history repeats itself according to the last 3 years , he probably will get injured and miss some , if not most of the season for around $18 mill a year .

  51. taking his talents to south beach :)

    Him and Hanley on the left side of the infield will be fun to see

    • Cavman_Boland 4 years ago

      Don’t you mean ‘Souf’ Beach cause that’s what LeBron calls it.

  52. bravesdude 4 years ago

    I agree . Seems likely to see another post on this with a correction on the price .

  53. slider32 4 years ago

    It looks like the Marlins are for real!

  54. 7:57 :The Marlins and Reyes are close on a six-year deal, believed to be for $110MM,

    7:49pm: The reported terms of $111MM over six years are definitely not correct

    Hmmm what’s a million dollars among friends?? I mean we are talking about the Hamstring here!

    Crawford is still getting more and he stinks! What gives?

    Best line of the night other than Jon Heyman stating Stewart is definitely going somewhere. Is someone stating 6 @ 111 is definitely not correct, but 6 @ 110 is ??

    • bravesdude 4 years ago

      That amount still seems like a little much . They could have stayed around 6@$100 mill and still would have had a great shot to land him and save $10 mill .

  55. fitz 4 years ago

    Watching a team built around Reyes, Hanley, Josh Johnson and Mike Stanton as well as guys like Gabby, Emilio and LoMo is going to be awesome. Can’t wait for baseball already! Glad they are playing at Fenway this year.

  56. Please go to the brewers.

  57. Guest 4 years ago

    1. spending lots of $$$ on players
    2. no fans
    3. ???
    4. profit

    • BaseballLogic_Braves 4 years ago

      They could generate more of a fan base with their new park, you never know.

    • NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

      does “get underpants” fit in there anywhere?

  58. NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

    wow, gotta take them seriously now I guess.

    • BaseballLogic_Braves 4 years ago

      Nah, he’ll be injured most of the time anyway.

  59. BlondnEvil 4 years ago

    Whats going to happen in three years when the Marlins realize they can’t afford all these players…we’ve seen this all before

    • padresfuture 4 years ago

      Sure, but if they win another championship… who cares?

  60. philliesfan136 4 years ago

    Man, the NL East will be really interesting this season..

    • NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

      Iit’s still going to be us at the top though I believe. The Marlins have certainly improved and the Nationals appear to be headed down that same road but our teams are more established. I’ll predict…
      4.Marlins Nationals

  61. haha this is hilarious ..GRAVE mistake..

  62. Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

    I’m curious to see how this effect’s J-roll’s market. J-roll on a 4 year deal might be an attractive alternative to Reyes on a 6-7 year deal to a lot of his other suitors.

    Also: The Mets are going to get a 3rd round pick for Reyes? Early holiday present from the baseball gods! :)

    • diehardmets 4 years ago

      They only get a third? I thought they get a second.

      • Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

        I thought I saw Bell was ranked higher? Makes no sense I’ll agree with Mets fans on that.

        • diehardmets 4 years ago

          That has just ruined any faith I had in this system. There is no way in hell a RP should warrant a higher pick than a Top-3 SS who is 6 years younger. That is absolute Bullshi*. 

          • Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

            Completely agree. Glad they’re doing away with the system as it stands now.

      • Joveoak 4 years ago

        Heath Bell’s rating > Jose Reyes’s rating.  Because of that, Mets get the Marlins’ third pick (since their first pick is protected and the second one is going to the Padres).

      • Dylan 4 years ago

        U get a supplemental round pick as well, which is better than a second round.

    • Joveoak 4 years ago

      He’ll say (to whichever team he goes):  The Marlins pay 111 mil for Reyes, a shortstop.  I’m a shortstop:  How much MORE are you going to pay for my services?

      Seven years at 120 mil tops, given his age, PA35.

  63. Big move going into the Winter Meetings.  This means that things will fall into place real quick tomorrow.  Can’t wait to see what happens.

  64. johnsilver 4 years ago

    Go Fish! Tommy Hutton is going to be ecstatic.. Might have to listen to his broadcasts much more this season over old favorite Cookie Rojas. Rojas was a favorite as a player, but Hutton gets into the game so much and is a great Fish cheerleader.

    • I love Tommy. He is such an enthusiastic fan. My favorite. 

    • Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

      One of my favorite Broadcasters.

      • johnsilver 4 years ago

        I like him a lot also, did as a player also on some powerful Phillie teams think you like.. He didn’t get a lot of playing times except for PH and late inning defense however..

  65. Terrible day for the Mets and their fans, sorry to them.  Losing a home grown player with that kind of talent is really tough.

    Looks like ownership (Wilpons) have really put tight reins on Alderson, 6/106 is a little much I think due to some injury history but it would have been worth it to match, the Mets would have made that money back and then some.

    Doesn’t look like there will be a no trade clause, interesting.  If Miami can’t hold onto him due to budgetary issues if they don’t draw enough people to the games (as I predict) he may be a 2013 or 2014 trade target for many teams…(Yankees?)

    • Joveoak 4 years ago

      “Terrible day for the Mets and their fans, sorry to them.  Losing a home grown player with that kind of talent is really tough.”

      Yea, it’s tough but I, as a fan, will survive.  It will be painful (here’s to hoping the Mets don’t end up dead last) but I’ll survive.  Other fans, well, I don’t know about that.  Some are already asking for the heads of the Wilpons.

      like ownership (Wilpons) have really put tight reins on Alderson, 6/106
      is a little much I think due to some injury history but it would have
      been worth it to match, the Mets would have made that money back and
      then some.”

      Problem with that is that has been the Mets’ MO since their renaissance (circa 2005) until Alderson took over (which was last year).  I like Alderson’s approach:  so the Mets lost the Reyes sweepstakes.  The Mets have Ruben Tejada for a shortstop and he’s good defensively.  I’m wondering though on how second base will be filled with Justin Turner or with a Rule 5 pick.

      “Doesn’t look like there will be a no trade clause,
      interesting.  If Miami can’t hold onto him due to budgetary issues if
      they don’t draw enough people to the games (as I predict) he may be a
      2013 or 2014 trade target for many teams…(Yankees?)”

      That would be another topic for another day.

  66. KINGMOJO 4 years ago

    this is to funny, marlins are going to have locker room conflict big time,reyes vs hanley, hanley vs guillen, morrison vs everyone,etc…

  67. Cavman_Boland 4 years ago

    The Big 3 to Miami: Reyes, Pujols and Prince…just watch!

    • Dylan 4 years ago

      …and Fielder going to catch? Or is Albert play 3rd with Hanley at 2nd?

      • Cavman_Boland 4 years ago

        I was kind of just kidding but if it did actually happen I think Pujols would play 3rd. Man imagine that though.

      • Fielder will DH with Pujols at 1st. LOL

    • Not this crap again.

      • Cavman_Boland 4 years ago

        Yeah except this time instead of LeBron on ESPN it will be Fielder doing a Man vs. Food special where he dummies 20 foot longs and announces he’s taking his gut to Miami!

    • Joveoak 4 years ago

      Miami’s on the American League?  When did this happen that no one has been told about?

  68. Dylan 4 years ago


  69. I am surprised he got this much considering hes always on the DL.

  70. GOTIGERS24 4 years ago

    NOOOOOO i guess the tigers will just have to get A-RAM and cespedes

  71. Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

    He’s taking his talents to South Beach.

  72. I am stunned! Not one other team got involved in the bidding.
    I guess 29 other teams or at least teams needing a shortstop felt that the hamstring was a “Big Deal”. I thought for sure the Phillies  would’ve made a bid.

  73. Not bad for a publicity stunt, right guys?

  74. Louie Schuth 4 years ago


    • You should be happy. At least for this season he’ll have SS/3B eligibility. Great deal there. 

      • Louie Schuth 4 years ago

        And then the year after he won’t. That hurts for a dynasty team.

  75. MaineSox 4 years ago

    I feel like I went to sleep and woke up in crazy town, and next I’m going to find out that there are 8 days in a week and that Wednesday comes after Friday.

  76. MB923 4 years ago

    Jose to South Beach

  77. HELL YES!!!!!!!

  78. Bob George 4 years ago

    Great player with history of leg injuries, this is a horrible contract for that reason.

    Also, once the Marlins realize nobody is going to show up at that hideous new stadium, for all the same reasons nobody has ever supported MLB in Florida, then Reyes will be on the trade block.

    • that stadium is gorgeous compared to sunlife…and it is well above the average for current stadiums.

      I for one am hoping that the artist rendering of the HR sculpture is just done by a horrible artist, and the actual sculpture was done by a great one

  79. with the marlins looking for more pitching, i think the braves will be in third.  their pen is good, great closer, great lineup, all that is missing is some arms.  

  80. it is the cardinals

  81. I feel devastated !!!!    :-(

  82. ChiefW4 4 years ago

    Assuming this goes through, Jose Reyes will transition from my favorite player in baseball to my most hated, and I will be holding “Traitor Reyes” signs and take the guy to task.  I now hope he gets injured (something I’ve never wished on anyone before in my life, unless they were shooting at me trying to kill me while I was in battle in the Army).  Alderson has also lost me as someone who will watch the Mets over the next few years as the Mets will now be lucky to be competitive by 2015, and we’ve already gone through 3 years of being the jokes of the league.  Screw Reyes, and screw Alderson, and the Marlins will now see why the Mets wouldn’t pay him that much (and I bet in 15-20 years, Reyes will look back on this and regret it).    Reyes doesn’t play hurt, AT ALL! He did last year because it was his contract year, but much like the Red Sox got screwed with Carl Crawford, the Marlins made a SERIOUS mistake!

  83. CommissionerBart 4 years ago

    He’s an exceptionally talented and exciting player…..and will be an igniter for the Marlins. But given his health history, I see him likely missing a lot of time over six years, making the contract quesionable. Yes, questionable because of the legnth and $ amount committed to but also questionable because the Marlins need him in order to prosper as the team hopes, and if he’s frequently injured they’ve put their eggs in the wrong basket.

  84. Thank you sososososo much miami for signing him, now I dont have to worry about the Tigers signing him. 

  85. I’m devastated by this news, absolutely devastated that he would actually leave the Mets.
    The Mets = The Bad News Bears =The Mutts.
    Wilpons, please sell the team!!!!
    I can’t believe he’s gone, he’s actually gone, to the Marlins no less!!!!
    I can’t take this much more!!

  86. jmcbosox 4 years ago

    best profile pic ever.  rip bradley.

  87. Guest 4 years ago

    The Mets were always a longshot to re-sign him. I’m sure Miami was much more concerned about the Brewers signing him before they got a chance to increase their offer.

  88. I think the Fish got scared of the Brewers and possible Tigers offers.

  89. Love the double misspelling…classic

  90. BluMule 4 years ago

    Thats the shock part

  91. sam_lammert 4 years ago

    if the cardinals did martinez, greene, and maybe chambers you think that could get it done?

  92. johnsilver 4 years ago

    Richie Sexson says hello.

  93. guydavis 4 years ago

    When you take the position in to account?

  94. According to fWAR and rWAR, Reyes has been better than Fielder the past 5-6 seasons.  Once you consider that Reyes will end up costing significantly less than Fielder and will probably also age better, he looks to be the more valuable signing. 

  95. keep dreaming.

  96. bravesdude 4 years ago

    Reyes replies , “Thank you Miami . Now let me enjoy my $18 mill a year over here on the bench while I am injured for about 30 or 40 games .”

  97. Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

    What Jeter lacks in ability (now) he makes up for in playing almost everyday putting up above average (for a shortstop) numbers.

    Reyes will play under 120 games next year. Is that worth $110 million.

    They’re both overpaid but Jeter means enough to the Yankees that overpaying him made sense.

  98. Wow. Based on your posts, you appear very angry about this. Are you what the call a “Hater”?

    It almost seems like the money is coming out of your pocket. 

  99. jeter is the yankees they had to pay him, reyes is a injury prone player with gold glove abilities and batting title abilty every year but hes not worth 18 a year. he pussed out on the last game of the year to seal the batting title = disaster with hanley on that team. #cardinalnation

  100. $4697104 4 years ago

    As braves fan I am not upset about it one bit.With that said I think the Marlins are stupid very stupid for paying 110Mill for a guy who had a great season last year as he approach free agency .Also Reyes can’t stay healthy 

  101. NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

    duuuuhhhhh, maybe because we have to play that team?

  102. bravesdude 4 years ago

    I’m not bitter at all . But he’s not worth that kinda money for 2/3 of a season , on which he has averaged the last three seasons .

  103. FrankTheFunkasaurusRex 4 years ago

    everyone like this comment

    dah, why did you edit it.

  104. bravesdude 4 years ago

    Believe me , if it were my team in the news offering that kinda money for him , I would be crying . If that is what his value is , then they should only pay him actually %66 of that due to the fact that he has missed over a seasons worth of games over the last three seasons . 191 games missed over the last 3 years all together . But I’ll make sure to keep the Kleenex handy for you while he is sitting on the bench injured with an enormous contract .

  105. Rabbitov 4 years ago

    I liked your comment instead just to screw with you. 

  106. FrankTheFunkasaurusRex 4 years ago

    well I liked your comment to screw with YOU

  107. Rabbitov 4 years ago

    I just liked your comment to keep the chain alive. 

  108. FrankTheFunkasaurusRex 4 years ago

    I could do this all night

  109. Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

    You lost me at batting title ability every year.

    He’s hit .300 once besides 2011 and is a career .292 hitter.

    He’s a game changing player no doubt but you’re paying $18 million for 120 games. (not talking about you, just in general obviously).

    Derek Jeter isn’t worth $50 million to any other team besides the Yankees… Maybe the Red Sox simply because it’s a huge “f-you” to New York. I don’t think anyone can really compare their situations.

  110. Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

    Can’t be official since he didn’t take a physical yet.

    Nothing’s official that Buster Olney reports anyway.

  111. BaseballLogic_Braves 4 years ago

    Um, I do! But they aren’t going to trade him.

  112. BaseballLogic_Braves 4 years ago

    This move was to show other teams they’re serious. He does get a lot of hits, but come on, he isn’t worth 106 mil. I have a feeling this next six years will be a huge disappointment for Florida.

  113. My point exactly. You should be happy the Marlins are overpaying for him. It’s counter-intuitive. Why are you so mad about it?

    You say your not bitter. But EVERY one of your posts is bitter.

  114. Fifty_Five 4 years ago

    Now let’s see if ManRam ends up in a Packer’s uni! 

  115. nats2012 4 years ago

    I could see him going to the Braves, trade makes sense and you guys have the prospects to pull it off and the need at short.

  116.  Sippin’ on da Haterade…?

  117. You obviously don’t live in Miami. Tickets have been selling like hotcakes. And Reyes hasn’t even been signed yet. 

  118. BaseballLogic_Braves 4 years ago

    But they aren’t trading him. It would make more sense for them to trade Matt Dominguez, I sure as hell wouldn’t mind that.

  119. Joveoak 4 years ago

    I thought it was the Cardinals?

  120. Miami not florida you now owe them a Florida dollar

  121.  Your mom told me that too…

  122. wickedkevin 4 years ago

    That’s what she said.

    And then I liked your comment!  SURPRISE LIKE

  123. NorthOf49 4 years ago

    Except that he won’t age better. Reyes is a player build primarily on speed and defense – not to mention he’s averaged 98 games over the past three years to Fielder’s 161 2/3, is a year older than Prince to begin with, and is still having hamstring problems.

    I agree it’s worth taking the risk on a special player like Reyes, but he’s far more injury-prone and won’t age well.

  124. You’ve been a hater all week.  See ya in April, we can settle this then.

  125. Dude is a disgrace to the Braves fans.  Guy should be happy his division is more competitive. I watched the Braves fans giving a standing O to JJ last year after throwing a 1 hitter over 8 innings at the Ted…I gave Roy Halladay a standing O at his perfect game on my turf. 

    Thats real baseball fans. 

  126. BaseballLogic_Braves 4 years ago

    Aye… My bad! Dx

  127. Joveoak 4 years ago

    You didn’t see their “home run” celebration thing.  Aside from that, it’s better than what they had.

    Google “Marlins Home Run Sign” to see what I’m talking about.  I tried to upload an animated version of it but Disqus said it’s too big.

  128. Joveoak 4 years ago

    Sorry but this is the actual schedule (subject to change)

    link to

    It clearly states your rivals, the Cards, will have first pickings.

  129. eyedessert 4 years ago

    The Marlins start their season with a 1-game series in the new stadium against the Cards. The Reds start their season with a home series against the Marlins.

  130. Rabbitov 4 years ago

    I liked both of you because I like you both so much. 

  131. coach2258 4 years ago

    Dark day in NY – Jose had the potential to become one of the great Mets in history.

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