Found November 15, 2011 on Big League Stew:
'Duk's Dozen is a heaping morning serving of baseball items, links and takes — designed to keep you warm all offseason long. 1. Last week, this space featured a linked piece stating that Hanley Ramirez was looking forward to playing on the same Miami Marlins team as Jose Reyes. (This photo, taken during the 2009 WBC, suggests a close bond between the two.) Now, whether he was under the impression that his new teammate was being recruited to play center field, to catch or to call the team's games for its Spanish language network, we can't say for certain, but Hanley is reportedly not enthused over the possibility of ceding shortstop if the Fish land Reyes. SB Nation 2. Gee, this couldn't have anything to do with the six-year, $90 million deal that the Marlins reportedly offered Reyes, which is substantially more than the six-year, $70 million deal that Ramirez started in 2009? Fox Sports 3. There's still hope for Hanley's ego, though. New York Mets GM Sand...

Report: Marlins reel in SS Reyes

The Miami Marlins have reportedly landed their biggest fish to date. Superstar shortstop Jose Reyes will trade one NL East team for another by agreeing to terms with the Marlins, according to Dino Costa of SiriusXM Radio on Sunday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Costa curiously did note that the deal would be completed if current Miami shortstop Hanley Ramirez agrees...

Darren Rovell: Mets are desperate for season ticket sales

Matthew Cerrone: Well, the Mets didn’t do themselves any favors by setting the renewal date so early (Nov. 7), since – at that point – those fans had no idea what they’re agreeing to pay to see (i.e., Jose Reyes). To be honest, I have heard from more fans this November - compared to years past – saying they do not intend to make that type of investment next year. In the...

How Would Jose Reyes Fit On The Marlins?

In thinking of the likely landing spots for Jose Reyes, few if any would have guessed the Florida…er Miami Marlins. But with multiple reports speculating on such a possibility, it’s worth taking a look at how exactly Reyes would fit in with the Fish. The biggest question of course, is what do with incumbent shortstop Hanley Ramirez (for this exercise, let’s assume that he...

Mets think they can “play” at 6 years, $90m for Reyes

However, according to Andy Martino of the Daily News, it’s still unlikely the Mets go to six years on any contract offer to Jose Reyes. Here are other key updates about Jose over the last few days: The Mets believe they will get an offer to counter any offer to Reyes, writes Joel Sherman of the New York Post. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Marlins have offered...

Marlins offer to Reyes is close to 6 years, $90m

According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, the reported offer of six years, $90 million to Jose Reyes is close, but “not accurate,” although Capozzi doesn’t indicate whether the actual offer is for a lower or higher value in dollars or years. Yesterday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Marlins have offered Reyes a six-year, $90 million deal. However, according to Rosenthal...

Hanley is not pleased about changing positions

A source has told Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, Hanley Ramirez is not at all pleased at the prospect of changing positions if the Marlins sign Jose Reyes. In addition, the source says the two are not the friends many portray them to be. “I’m the shortstop,” Ramirez said, according to Spencer. “I’ve always been a shortstop.” According to SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt,...

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