Found November 15, 2011 on MetsOnline:

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Marlins offered Jose Reyes a six-year, $90 million deal. A source told Rosenthal about that deal and the Marlins declined go comment on it.

The Miami Herald reported yesterday that Hanley Ramirez would not want to move to third base should Reyes sign with the Miami Marlins.

According to the Miami Herald, Ramirez said, “I’m the shortstop. I’ve always been a shortstop.”

Later in the night, SI’s Jon Heyman tweeted this:

#bbpBox_136591981840302081 a { text-decoration:none; color:#cc0000; }#bbpBox_136591981840302081 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Assuming report of $90M for 6 from miami for reyes is right, #mets think they can play there. No 1 expects that to be final # thoabout 1 hour ago via Mobile WebReplyRetweetFavorite@SI_JonHeymanJon Heyman

These rumors are all pretty positive. The Marlins’ offer to Reyes, although its the first one, is not higher than the Mets are willing to go.

An average of $15 million per season? There is NO way Reyes accepts that deal. Also, if Hanley Ramirez doesn’t want to switch positions, they can’t sign Reyes unless they trade him. It doesn’t really make sense to trade Ramirez to sign Reyes, as they are both two of the top shortstops in the world.

So, we have hope Mets fans. The Mets are still in this race. No one knows where Reyes is going. I’m not confident that he will come to the Mets.

I hope he knows how much us fans want him here and I hope he decides to stick with the orange and blue.

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