Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/7/11

Impending free agent shortstop Jose Reyes and the New York Mets have not begun talks on a new contract.

"They'll probably start up within the next few days," Reyes told Newsday. "But right now, everything's quiet."

Reyes' current deal gives the Mets an exclusive negotiating window until five days after the end of the World Series. It is unlikely that Reyes will be signed before the window closes, although he wants to remain in New York.

"I've always said that I wanted to stay here," Reyes told the newspaper. "But at the same time, I understand that this is a business, and we just need to wait and see what happens."

Reyes won the National League batting title this season with a .337 average, adding seven homers, 44 RBI, 101 runs and 39 steals in 126 games.

The Mets have serious financial issues stemming from owner Jeff Wilpon's association with Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff and traded impending free agents Carlos Beltran and Francisco Rodriguez during the season.

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