Found December 02, 2011 on MetsZilla:
PLAYERS: Jose ReyesJim Bowden
TEAMS: New York Mets
Well here are a few Jose Reyes rumblings to talk about over happy hour today.  Jim Bowden of Sirius XM got things churning when he tweeted that the Miami Marlins will be putting an all out press on the free agent shortstop as they try to get a deal done by Monday. #bbpBox_142700711224950784 a { text-decoration:none; color:#009999; }#bbpBox_142700711224950784 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Marlins putting an all-out press on Reyes hoping for an agreement prior to Dallas...but don't count out Mets...Reyes is the FA on the clock42 minutes ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@JimBowdenESPNxmJIM BOWDEN Joe Cappozi of the Palm Beach Post followed up Bowden’s tweet by saying that Miami could indeed be trying to force an answer from Reyes either today or tomorrow, but one question still remains. #bbpBox_142704256191954944 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_142704256191954944 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Big question is whether Reyes wants to leave New York. But #Marlins apparently trying to force an answer today or tomorrow28 minutes ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@joecapMARLINSjoe capozzi  

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