The New York Mets appear to be resigned to the reality that they will lose star shortstop Jose Reyes to another team this winter. Joel Sherman of the New York Post quotes a Mets official as saying the team believes it has "no shot" at getting Reyes to sign at the 'reasonable' price the organization says it would consider.
Sherman says the Mets would offer Reyes four years at $15 to $17 million, but they expect him to be "blown away" by a much larger offer from somewhere else. Considering that Carl Crawford got a seven-year, $142-million deal from Boston last winter that inclination is probably right.
Here are a few other Reyes' rumors floating around the Inter-Google:
- The Detroit Tigers might be ready to make a run at Reyes.
- Yahoo! Sports is calling the Milwaukee Brewers and Washington Nationals the front-runners to land the 28-year-old shortstop.
- Bob Klapisch writes that the Mets are preparing for life after Reyes.