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The Mets might make a big offer to Jose Reyes

Jul 4, 2011, 10:20 AM EDT

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Think the Mets are just gonna let Jose Reyes walk? Or maybe even trade him?  Maybe not.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports this morning that Sandy Alderson is “leaning strongly toward authorizing a substantial offer” to Reyes.

Reyes is hitting .354/.398/.529 this year and, recent hamstring tweak notwithstanding, has completely changed everyone’s impression of where he stands in his career.  Based on this season, there seems to be a ton of gas in the tank, and it makes a lot of baseball sense for the Mets to stick with him and build around the best shortstop in the game.
Does it make financial sense? At least for the Wilpons give their current situation?  That’s the real question.
  1. Ari Collins - Jul 4, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    It’ll be harder to trade him given the injury, as well.

  2. trigzter - Jul 4, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Not a Mets fan, but im sure he fills plenty of seats. If they can afford to sign him (reasonably), then they should.

  3. mrznyc - Jul 4, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Can’t say what’s going to happen, just that the Wilpons will screw it up.

  4. genericcommenter - Jul 4, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    He has one good year, and they might be paying him significantly more and for much longer than Bobby Bonilla for past production.

    • Paul Zummo - Jul 4, 2011 at 6:41 PM

      One good year? Were you asleep from 2006-2008?

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