Found December 04, 2011 on Mets Merized Online:
Here is a tweet from Andy Martino that many of us Met fans were hoping never to see: UPDATE FROM MARTINO:  It appears that Jose Reyes will soon leave the only team he has ever known. According to industry sources, the Mets are out on their homegrown shortstop, who will likely become a Miami Marlin. Sources said that the Mets were made aware that Miami upped its offer to Reyes from six years, $90 million to six years, and more than $100 million.  Several Mets decision makers, citing concerns about the shortstop’s injury history, were unwilling to offer more than about five years and $80 million, and would not even consider adding a sixth year. So, barring an unforeseen development or decision by Reyes to accept a significantly lower offer, he will no longer be a Met. Sandy Alderson is set to address the media at 9pm eastern, so the evening will have more twists. Well as we have already seen, the Marlins have increased their deal to a reported 6-years and $111 million. If that did no...
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