Reports surfaced Friday night that Scott Boras was courting New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes, and that the 28-year-old was considering a switch of agents. While the Mets' chances of re-signing Reyes were already iffy, such a move would have been catastrophic to their chances of reining in their superstar talent.
ESPN's Adam Rubin posted an update to the Reyes-Boras sitatuion -- and he heard from a source that Reyes was happy with his current agents.
Prior to Saturday's game, Reyes was quoted as saying, "No chance" that he switches agents.
"Scott Boras went to Colorado [to visit me in early May], but we didn't have a chance to meet together. I saw him at the stadium and said hello, but nothing else happened. I'm happy with my agents.
"[Scott and I] talked a couple of times on the phone. He's always tried to get me since the minor leagues, but like I said, I'm happy with my agents."
This is very good news for the Mets. Boras is the king of maximizing value for his clients and playing teams off of one another to get the highest contract possible. With Reyes' production this season (and when healthy), at a position with a dearth of offense, Boras easily would've gotten Reyes a premium contract.
Of course, that's not to say Reyes' current agents won't do the same for their client, but we all know the history of Boras ... and it's never to the benefit of potential suitors.