Found November 16, 2011 on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog:
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, “The offer was not tempting enough for Reyes to accept immediately.”’s Jon Heyman later said on Twitter, if that report is accurate, ‘the Mets think they can play there.’ However, according to Heyman, no one expects that to be the final deal that Reyes ends up signing. Here are other key updates about Jose over the last few days: Reyes is targeting at least a $100 million deal. Sandy Alderson and Jose’s representatives have been in contact since Reyes met with the Marlins in Miami last week. “We’ve had some conversations,” Alderson said. The Marlins offer to Jose was ‘preliminary’ in nature.

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