1:00pm: The Mets are not talking about approaching Reyes' agents with an offer during the season, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News (on Twitter).
10:51am: Agent Chris Leible told Andy McCullough of the Star Ledger that "nothing's changed" in the past few weeks (Twitter link). There are no secret talks with the Mets and Reyes remains reluctant to talk contract during the season, according to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal (on Twitter).
9:06am: There are indications that the Mets will soon begin ‘secret’ talks with Jose Reyes’ representatives about an extension if they haven’t done so already, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. Reyes, who is under contract through 2011, has been sitting out with a left hamstring problem that could send him to the disabled list.
It appeared last month that the Reyes wanted to wait until hitting free agency to negotiate possible deals. Yet one of Puma’s sources said Reyes and the Mets downplayed extension talks as a 'smokescreen' so that they could negotiate more privately.
The Mets are unlikely to trade Reyes this month and, according to Joel Sherman of the Post, are considering making him a substantial offer to stay in New York. It won't be cheap to retain Reyes given how well he compares with $142MM man Carl Crawford.