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Report: Jose Reyes “would love to sign with the Angels”

Jul 20, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

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Jose Reyes is back in the Mets’ lineup after returning from the disabled list yesterday, but that hasn’t stopped the speculation from swirling around the impending free agent.

Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports that Reyes “has told friends he would love to sign with the Angels when he becomes a free agent after the season.”

Of course, Brown also notes that the Angels balked at paying Carl Crawford the type of money Reyes figures to command as a free agent and already have a good, relatively young shortstop in Erick Aybar, although he’ll be a free agent after next season.

I’m guessing ultimately Reyes “would love to sign with” whichever team offers him the most guaranteed years and the highest salary. And there’s at least some chance that will be the Angels.

  1. sdelmonte - Jul 20, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Ignoring that I want to see him stay in Flushing (for only five years)…

    How does Anaheim compare to Citi Field in terms of dimensions? Is it the sort of park suited to Reyes’s style of play?

    • scatterbrian - Jul 20, 2011 at 12:55 PM

      Every park is suited to Reyes’s style of play…

  2. yankeesfanlen - Jul 20, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    I almost wish he had made Scott Boras his agent. Then maybe he wouldn’t wear his heart on his sleeve and stop telegraphing the least little thoughts on his mind.
    But, stay in Flushing Jose. You’re the most interesting player on the Metropolitans by default.

    • sdelmonte - Jul 20, 2011 at 12:41 PM

      RA Dickey is probably more interesting in a “hang out and talk about quantum physics and literature” way.

      But yeah.

  3. derpdederpdederp - Jul 20, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    and CC Sabathia wanted to play on the West Coast before the Yankees blinded him with zeroes. the Yanks and Red Sox need a shortstop so I’m sure Reyes has his eyes set set on Carl Crawford or Mark Teixeira money

    • psousa1 - Jul 20, 2011 at 2:14 PM

      Sox have quite a bit tied up in this kid Julio Iglesias in triple A. Fielding wizard but they’re waiting for him to hit more – out with a concussion right now but would not be surprised if he takes over sometime in August. Scutaro’s a battler but he’s too beat up to play SS effectively every day. Lowrie has been out a month as well. They won’t go after Reyes. (or Beltran for that matter either)

    • 5thbase - Jul 20, 2011 at 6:41 PM

      The Yankees have some guy they’re paying a ton of money to play short for another 2 years after this. I don’t see them in the bidding on this one.

  4. thumbsjohnson - Jul 20, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Pittsburgh Pirates. Jose Reyes to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    With the young talent they have compiled on the pitching staff, the growing ticket sales thanks to the growing Ws, and wonderful ballpark, Reyes could be the spark to combine with McCutchen to make the Pirates more than a one year wonder and one of the most exciting teams to watch.

    Ahhhh f**k…at least I can dream of a MLB where players think of going places besides NYY, BOS, LAD, LAA, NYM…but you have to get paid.

    • bleedgreen - Jul 20, 2011 at 1:03 PM

      Teams won’t know if its McCutcheon or Reyes running the bases.

    • Chris Fiorentino - Jul 20, 2011 at 1:55 PM

      What? Wait a second…I thought there was more parity in baseball than there is in football??? I thought it was just as easy to get better in baseball as it is in football? Seems to me that almost every team in football has a chance at the big-time free agents, yet the baseball sycophants will tell you that, “Oh no, baseball and football have the same parity because look at the champions” As if champions are all that matters when you have a sport where a team like the Pirates can’t even get excited for a player like Reyes because they will be blown away by the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Mets, or Phillies depending on the player.

      When the MLB dreamers start spouting off about all this “parity” in baseball, this should be the first and only argument proving how stupid that idea truly is…especially compared with football and its salary cap.

    • psousa1 - Jul 20, 2011 at 2:20 PM

      With that pitching staff they may not need him………I never got to see much Pittsburgh until they played Boston this year and it seemed like every friggin guy coming out of Pittsburgh’s bullpen had a sub 2.5 ERA. Pittsbugh could get a Francoeur or Josh Willingham from Oakland

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