Tonight, the Marlins reached agreement with Jose Reyes on a six-year, $106MM deal. Shortly before that news broke, Mets GM Sandy Alderson spoke to the press and confirmed what was widely assumed: the Mets would not be able to compete with such a deal. Here's more on the Mets..
- The Mets didn't get a final courtesy call before Reyes agreed to the deal with Miami, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
- Alderson said that the Mets will not trade David Wright, tweets Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. Roughly three weeks ago, Alderson said that he would have to be blown away by an offer in order to move the third baseman.
- Alderson remarked that the team lost $70MM, not counting any money they may have lost in the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme, Rubin writes. The GM declined to say if that figure was just for the 2011 season or for a longer period of time.
- Alderson also stressed that he doesn't have a hard-and-fast rule for deals that are for five years or more.