Mets Notes: Wright, Reyes, Finances

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. 


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17 Comments on "Mets Notes: Wright, Reyes, Finances"


3 years 8 months ago

Trade Wright? Of course not, that would make sense.

Triple Hawpes Brewed
3 years 8 months ago

Mets suck, why not trade one of the very few chips you have and build for the future?

3 years 8 months ago

Because they dont want there to be an Un-Occupy Citi Field movement

Joveoak
3 years 8 months ago

The Mets want the best return for any player they control.  They want the best package deal for Wright, a franchise player.  Also, the team getting Wright will only have him for one season.  He has an option for 2013 but it activates IF he’s a Met.  That’s the pretty much the sticking point on why no other team wants to depart with their best prospects.

3 years 8 months ago

Alderson said Wright was the best player on the team (in 2011) tonight. Shocking, just shocking.

harmony55
3 years 8 months ago

When a team is negotiating with multiple agents for players at the same position, does the teams give each rejected agent a courtesy call when the team signs another player?

tacko
3 years 8 months ago

The “courtesy call” was meant to be one from Reyes’ agents giving the Mets a chance to top the Marlins’ final offer before it was accepted. Not one telling the Mets that Reyes was to be signed somewhere else.

Blue387
3 years 8 months ago

We’re snakebitten, baby. – Fred Wilpon

James DeMott
3 years 8 months ago

He’ll fit in well in Miami. Hate to see him stay in the NL East – being a Braves fan – I never liked the dude anyway.

3 years 8 months ago

“We will not trade wright, just like we didnt trade reyes and that followed our plan” wtf…

johnsilver
3 years 8 months ago

“Never got to say goodbye….”

Majority of the FA are like that now, think you knew that however.

How many Wakefield’s are there who are prepared, just in case with that final goodbye? Yaz, who circled the entire field, waving and even shaking a few hands along the way?

Most just keep trying to go on and on, chasing that almighty dollar with the fans as a minor afterthought IMO. The ones I was close with years back, a few were different, but $$$ came 1st for the majority and one cannot blame them.

grownice
3 years 8 months ago

 Weren’t you the one saying you’d be rooting for him? Now your dumping on him?

Lastings
3 years 8 months ago

I want to stand behind Alderson and believe he can turn this team in the right direction, but I honestly will not understand the decision not to trade him. I know he pulls the, “Well, we were in the hunt in July…” line, but c’mon they didn’t have a shot to make the playoffs despite that nice run. Now they have to settle for a third round compensation pick because the Bell signing came before the Reyes signing. Bell sticking it to the Mets…AGAIN.

nictonjr
3 years 8 months ago

 Wasn’t Reyes on the DL at the trade deadline???

adropofvenom
3 years 8 months ago

What market is there for a rental player who was only a matter of days removed from the DL? Probably not significantly more then the 2 draft picks. 

Lastings
3 years 8 months ago

Not sure, but that won’t stop a team from trying to acquire him. White Sox had no trouble acquiring Peavy when he was on the DL.

Joveoak
3 years 8 months ago

Yeah, the Mets wanted the best package for Reyes and Reyes being in the DL was not going to help that cause.