Found November 09, 2011 on
Via MetsBlog.com, the Marlins may offer Jose Reyes a low years, high salary contract:
Yet Mets people on Tuesday privately downplayed the significance of the Marlins’ aggressiveness. One person said he heard they plan to offer Reyes only a three-year deal at a high annual average, presumably more than $20 million a year.
It seems to me these contracts make much more sense for an injury prone player. If healthy, Jose is probably worth $25 million a year. Factor in the injury risk, plus his likely decline over a long-term contract, and $22 million a year makes more sense.
If the Marlins pay him $25 million a year for three years (or even $30 million), however, they limit their downside due to injury. Reyes can then prove he can stay healthy, and then get the longer term $22 million a year deal. I’d do a similar deal with Albert Pujols at this point, paying him $200 million for five years.
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If you are immersed in the Mets’ blogosphere, you assuredly have read the obituary that has been written for the Mets, since it seems unlikely that the Mets will retain their franchise shortstop Jose Reyes.
If Reyes leaves- it is told through many others-the Mets will be one chaotic mess. Expect the demise of the Mets to be greatly exaggerated.
Look, the Mets haven’t been...
With Jose Reyes set to meet with the Miami Marlins some time today, fans are understandably worried that the man they watched dazzle them at shortstop for the better part of eight years may be on his way out. People close to the team, however, may not be as worried….at least not when it comes to Miami. According to John Harper of the Daily News:
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“I’ve been here all day in Miami meeting with them, just checking out the new stadium and the city,” Jose Reyes says in the following video from Contacto Deportivo, while touring Miami’s new ballpark yesterday with team officials. “We haven’t spoken about anything specific, but who wouldn’t want to play here with a new stadium, it’s always warm and sunny, it’s close...
Vince Coleman is remembered most for being a part of the worst team money could buy, who thought it was funny to scare fans with cherry bombs instead of opponents with his on-base prowess. While most of us Mets fans cringe when we here Coleman's name along with Saberhagen and Bonilla's there maybe a useful comparison to be draw between Coleman and Reyes. I'll admit...
In a post to Twitter, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says he doesn’t believe it’s likely the Brewers will sign Jose Reyes this winter.
Having said that, in regards to Reyes, Brewers GM Doug Melvin told Haudricourt “I’m interested in everybody until I know what the price is.”
SI.com’s Jon Heyman recently said the Brewers are targeting Jose Reyes, since...
Earlier today on MLB Network Radio on Sirius/XM, Braves GM Frank Wren said he is not pursuing free-agent shortstops Joe Reyes or Jimmy Rollins.
According to Wren, he is more likely to find a shortstop on the trade market than through free agency.
Here are other key updates about Jose over the last few days:
SI.com’s Jon Heyman says the Brewers are targeting Jose Reyes, since...
What if there is more to the Jose Reyes and NY Mets negotiations than we all are assuming?
I’m guilty of one thing, I like to think outside the box and sure I may be totally wrong here but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.
To set up my point, I think back to July 30, 2004. A day most Mets fans remember as the day they gave away Scott Kazmir.
The Kazmir deal is pretty interesting...
MIAMI -- A person familiar with discussions between Jose Reyes and the Florida Marlins says the team is courting the free-agent shortstop in Miami.
The Marlins gave the Mets All-Star a tour of their new ballpark Wednesday, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team...
MIAMI (AP) -- Jose Reyes toured the Florida Marlins' new ballpark as a potential pillar for the franchise.
The Marlins courted the All-Star shortstop Wednesday with the tour and lunch on South Beach, team president David Samson said on his weekly radio show on WAXY-AM.
"We're interested in making our team better," Samson said. "To be interested, you have...
Perhaps Jose Reyes already has received assurances from Hanley Ramirez he would be welcomed to the Miami Marlins, specifically to the shortstop position, with enthusiasm. If Reyes still is looking for Ramirez to extend him that support, it’s not likely to happen Tuesday.
Ramirez is not expected to be part of the Marlins’ welcome party when team officials host Reyes. While Reyes...
Erik Boland of Newsday quoted David Wright saying the following:
“I don’t know what [Jose Reyes is] going to do but I know what I want him to do. That’s to be to my left next year. I’ve shot him a couple text messages here and there, nothing about baseball, but I guess that’s the eternal optimist side of me is that he’ll be to my left in spring training. Hopefully, the...
Talk about a Miami Makeover. Not only are they about to become the Miami Marlins with a new stadium, new manager in Ozzie Guillen and new uniforms, but South Florida's Major League Baseball team might be getting a bunch of new players to fill all of that out.
Not all of these dominoes have to fall for the Florida Marlins to win in 2012, or to become, heaven forbid, a "...
Here is a tale of two players…
Let’s start off with career averages in some key Categories:
Career Averages per Season
Here is the thing about this comparison.
Both are similar type players,