Originally posted on NBC Miami  |  Last updated 12/5/11
The Miami Marlins landed another big fish in free agency Sunday night, signing former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes to a blockbuster deal in advance of the opening of the team's new stadium in April.According to ESPN.com, Reyes' deal is for six years and $106 million, with an option for a seventh year at $22 million. The Marlins have the 2011 NL batting champion in the same infield as Hanley Ramirez, who won the batting title in 2009. Ramirez is expected to move to third base to accommodate Reyes. ESPN.com reports that Ramirez has already agreed to the move. Reyes had the best season of his 9-year career, hitting .337 with 39 stolen bases and 16 triples. Though he does not walk as often as most leadoff hitters, Reyes' on-base percentage came in at .384 in 2011. In sabremetric terms, he was good for 6.2 Wins Above Replacement, sixth-best in the National league. Signing Reyes means current shortstop Hanley Ramirez will have to vacate the shortstop position, but ESPN reports that he has a...
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