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 and get people to react by saying there is little chance Jose Reyes will return, and maybe that will eventually be true; but I still think there’s a good shot the two sides find a compromise. In talking to people close to the team in late October, it sounded to me like (at that point) the Mets only wanted to guarantee Jose four years (and between $15 and $20 million a season) with one, maybe two option years based on games played. But, Jose’s camp believes they can get six years and $100 million guaranteed from another team.