In a report for the Daily News, Andy Martino says, “Sources familiar with the team’s thinking have maintained that the Mets are unwilling to offer six or seven years (to Jose Reyes), and might be uncomfortable with five.”
In regards to the team’s parameters for re-signing Reyes, Martino quotes Sandy Alderson as saying, “We have a sense of where we would be comfortable or slightly less comfortable (or) totally uncomfortable.”
Alderson met with reporters yesterday at Citi Field, to talk about changes to the ballpark and other issues facing the team, which you can read more about here.
Matthew Cerrone: Initially I was under the impression Sandy Alderson would not wait around to negotiate with Jose Reyes. But, I keep hearing he has two plans with two budgets in place: one with Jose, one without. The Jose plan probably spends roughly $115 million on payroll next season, while the one without likely drops it to $100 million, depending on other low-risk, high-reward acquisitions. So, if ...