Originally posted on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog  |  Last updated 12/1/11
“We’re very interested in retaining Jose Reyes,” Sandy Alderson said tonight on a conference call with team bloggers. “We’re sincere in our desire to have him back.” Earlier today, WFAN’s Rich Coutinho said Alderson and Jose’s representatives have a ‘gentleman’s agreement,’ which states that, once Jose receives all of his offers, the Mets will be given a chance to talk to him about a long-term contract. However, Alderson said on the conference call tonight, “It has never been my understanding that we would not negotiate until he had made all his rounds, until he got a good offer from somebody else, and then we got a chance to match it or get a discount from it. That’s never been my understanding.” SI.com’s Jon Heyman has also said the Mets feel Reyes will come back to them when he has an offer he likes from another team. “I do believe that if Jose really wants to be in New York after everything is said and done, he’ll talk to us,” Alderson said on the conference call to
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