Found November 02, 2011 on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog:
This afternoon, Peter Gammons was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN, and spoke about a variety of topics including Jose Reyes‘ free agency, the future of David Wright and the Mets, and other buzz from around baseball, basically saying the following: It’s good for the Mets the Dodgers aren’t in the mix. He believes that, eventually, Reyes will re-sign with the Mets. There’s a strong possibility they will look to deal David Wright this winter regardless of whether or not they retain Reyes. If they can’t re-sign Reyes, they might think they need a three to four year rebuilding phase. David Wright is “over-accountable” for the Mets, and he played that way in 2011 – defensively, he played as though it was “his first dance in the big leagues.” He thinks Wright will be really good again. He believes Texas is “an early favorite” to sign Prince Fielder. Joey Votto could be a possible trade candidate if another team offers enough pitching, but Andre Ethier could emerge as a trade candidate as we

Mets top 5 after Jose Reyes

There’s been a lot of talk lately about Jose Reyes not re-signing with the Mets. I still believe that he will, and if he doesn’t, I’ll be heartbroken. But if they don’t re-sign Reyes that frees up a lot of money for this organization. That would leave them with about $40M to fill out the roster with. So who are my top 5 free agent choices after Reyes, you ask? Well even if...

Daily Reyes Updates: “Slim Chance he goes to Mets” – Heyman, Not going to the Tigers, 5 years max for Mets

Here are summaries of updates about Jose Reyes from the last two days… When asked if the Mets have a chance to sign Reyes, SI’s Jon Heyman replied: Photo: By Michael G. Baron (2011) “Slim, though not none. There’s little evidence the Mets would go over five years for Reyes, the very talented and beloved but injury-prone homegrown star. And that just isn’t likely to be good...

Lennon: Teams Lining Up For Reyes

According to David Lennon of Newsday, teams are lining up for Jose Reyes, which could make it a tough market for Reyes. However, Lennon says the Mets should also not elminate themselves from contention until the team believes they are “priced out.” Matthew Cerrone: I know it seems bleak right now, and I know it’s natural for reporters and talk show hosts to hate on the...

Mets could look to deal David Wright next summer

“Here is where it might get interesting. If the Mets struggle in the early months of the 2012 season, there is a strong chance they could become more aggressive about shopping [David Wright], according to NL executives briefed on their thinking. That is when the rumors might change from silly to serious.” ~ Andy Martino, Daily News I remain perplexed at the general, public...

Martino: Expect Wright to remain with Mets AT LEAST until July 2012

While Andy Martino of the New York Daily News believes that David Wright is going to be a Met on Opening Day, he also thinks that if the Mets struggle early on in the season, the team will look to trade him. As quoted by Martino, an NL executive said, “(Sandy Alderson) would have to totally be bowled over (with an offer) [to trade Wright]” Martino also says that Wright will...

Seeing A Large Market Team Unable To Hang Onto Their Homegrown Stars Is Deflating

Andy Martino of the Daily News believes that there will be no shortage of David Wright rumors this hot stove season. After speaking with various NL executives as well as team sources, Martino comes up with three things to keep in mind: * No matter what happens with Jose Reyes this winter, it is highly unlikely that Wright will be traded before spring training. “(Sandy Alderson...

Mets prepare for life after Reyes

The New York Mets called a news conference Monday to announce how reasonable Citi Field's outfield dimensions will be in 2012 (finally), which probably made David Wright and Jason Bay happy. But it wasn't the news Mets fans were hoping to hear as Jose Reyes heads for the door as a free agent. Instead of unveiling a plan to keep their popular shortstop in Flushing for years...

Are the Nationals and Brewers the early favorites to land Jose Reyes?

In his column this morning (click here to read in full) Mike Puma of the New York Post wrote that  “One major league executive yesterday put the Nationals and Brewers atop the list of favorites to land Reyes, who is expected to command less than the $142 million over seven years that Carl Crawford received from Boston last winter.”  The reasoning behind the early prognostication...

Hot Stove Time Means Farewell Jose

With the conclusion of the St. Louis Cardinals’ championship parade we have finally reached the off-season. The long, torturous months of August, September, and October watching other teams compete have finally come to a conclusion. Now instead of seeing L’s compile on the field, we get to embark into months of hot stoves chatter which will shape the future of the Mets. With...

Mets plan to lowball Reyes 

SPEAKING PUBLICLY for the first time about Jose Reyes since the shortstop became a free agent on Sunday, general manager Sandy Alderson reiterated what the Daily News reported on Friday: The Mets will not begin with an offer designed to overwhelm the shortstop, and the team does not expect a a resolution for several months.

Mets meet with Reyes reps, expect slow process

The New York Mets have met with representatives for Jose Reyes, to begin the process of trying to re-sign him.

Mets will take time before making Reyes offer

The Mets do not plan to make an offer to free-agent shortstop Jose Reyes anytime soon, general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday, nor do they expect Reyes to sign before December.

The Curse-21 years later

Don't get me wrong. I don't dislike Dan Shaughnessy. He is a fine journalist, though maybe not in the class of legends like Peter Gammons or Will McDonough. However, his book Curse of the Bambino, written 21 years ago, does not deserve the millions it and its sequels have made and the aura it produced. If you go to Wikipedia, you will find seven pages about the Curse and...
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