To the contrary, I think the media, especially both Joel Sherman and Adam Rubin, have been quite critical of this situation recently. The thing is, the future hasn’t been written yet and Reyes is still a free agent having not signed anywhere as of yet.
The issue isn’t that the Mets front office isn’t interested in Jose Reyes. In fact, based on the statements from Sandy Alderson over the past year and his stalled pursuit in signing him to a contract extension over the summer, I think it’s apparent they are interested in re-signing Reyes.
However, there are issues which Sandy has made clear will play a role in the negotiation. For starters, his hamstring has become a very delicate situation, and it affects his on-the-field value. Period. I do believe that if he is retained, the staff needs to find better ways to keep his hamstring strong, conditioned, and fresh over the long season, especially as he ages through the life of the contract.
Another issue is their flexibility within t...