Should Theo sign Jose Reyes next season?

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    Should Theo sign Jose Reyes next season?

    by Andy Martino/New York Daily News

    www.nydailynews.com/topics/Jose+Reyes" title="Jose Reyes">Jose Reyes is still here, knocking triples and stealing bases in the big city. He was not traded last month, not shopped, not even mentioned in rumors. This must have signaled an increased likelihood that the www.nydailynews.com/topics/New+York+Mets" title="New York Mets">Mets will re-sign him, and keep him in the only baseball home he has known, right?

    Actually, no, say multiple major league officials with knowledge of the team's thinking. Despite the decision not to trade Reyes, the Mets remain highly unlikely to offer their superstar shortstop the "www.nydailynews.com/topics/Carl+Crawford" title="Carl Crawford">Carl Crawford money" that many in baseball believe he will command, sources say. The Mets are still wary of a contract resembling the seven-year, $142 million deal that www.nydailynews.com/topics/Boston+Red+Sox" title="Boston Red Sox">Boston gave Crawford last offseason.

    It is possible that Reyes will return if, say, he agrees to a five- or six-year offer, or if the Mets move from their current position, decide they cannot let him leave and offer more money or years than they currently wish to. The fact that Reyes was not traded, however, signals very little about his future.

    One person familiar with the Mets' plans told the Daily News in June that "both" the money and length of a Crawford-type contract were unappealing to the team.

    With the trade deadline now passed and Reyes still a Met, that same person was asked this week if the thinking had evolved.

    "Nothing has changed," that person said, adding that the Mets were "still nervous about it."

    Already saddled with the flexibility-limiting contracts of www.nydailynews.com/topics/Johan+Santana" title="Johan Santana">Johan Santana and www.nydailynews.com/topics/Jason+Bay" title="Jason Bay">Jason Bay, the Mets are highly reluctant to sign another player to what general manager www.nydailynews.com/topics/Sandy+Alderson" title="Sandy Alderson">Sandy Alderson has called a "second generation contract," meaning a long-term deal given to a free agent, rather than an extension signed by a young player such as Reyes or www.nydailynews.com/topics/David+Wright" title="David Wright">David Wright in 2006.

    So why did the Mets decline to trade Reyes, and receive a package of top talent from a contender? People familiar with the team's decision cited two factors: solid play this year by the Mets that made a fire sale unpalatable, and the draft-pick compensation the team will receive if Reyes signs elsewhere.

    The Mets determined that the two draft choices awarded for losing a Type A free agent will be comparable to a strong trade package, and preferable to breaking up a 2011 team that has played surprisingly well.

    One source briefed on the Mets' July dealings also cited Reyes' hamstring injury last month as a significant factor in why he was not traded: "He got hurt at the wrong time, and that stopped everyone from calling."

    Does this mean that Reyes' Met career will end next month? Not necessarily. Both team and player are waiting until the end of the season before finalizing any decisions, although the Mets have made clear that they are still open to in-season negotiating, which Reyes' camp declined last month.

     
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    Re: Should Theo sign Jose Reyes next season?

    In answer to the headline, NO.

    Have questions about this, look at Carl Crawford's 2011 stat sheet.
     
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    Re: Should Theo sign Jose Reyes next season?

    no,

    hopefully, someone else will be GM of the SOX next year.
     
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    Re: Should Theo sign Jose Reyes next season?

     Yes! in a heartbeat. I didn't know we had a salary cap, so as long as Mister Henry keeps ponying up I'm all for it.
     
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    NO! GOT TO SAVE SOMEWHERE. less reyes wants 4 year 52M deal. we have to cut in RF and ss and with pap. have to start saving up for papi and ells!
     
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    Re: Should Theo sign Jose Reyes next season?

    no thanks. Sox dont need reyes. We have lowire who when healthy is pretty good and jose iglesias. If we are going to spend that kind of money, i would rather get prince fielder to DH. That way we would have a real number 4 hitter, not youk who is better suited for the 5 spot. 
     
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    In Response to Re: Should Theo sign Jose Reyes next season?:
    [QUOTE]no thanks. Sox dont need reyes. We have lowire who when healthy is pretty good and jose iglesias. If we are going to spend that kind of money, i would rather get prince fielder to DH. That way we would have a real number 4 hitter, not youk who is better suited for the 5 spot. 
    Posted by redsoxpride34[/QUOTE]
     So when has Lowrie been healthy? And even if you look at his career BA that's an unimpressive .258. Iglesias, once viewed asour SS savior is hitting a robust .227 with absolutely no power. He has 0 HRs, 0 3B hits and 5 doubles for the season. Reyes, on the other hand, has a career BA of .291, and averages 13HRs and 16 triples a year. This season he is leading the NL at .337. Those are the offensive stats, as for the defensive issues you have Scutaro with a poor arm and little range and Lowrie, who is probably better at 2nd base than anywhere else. I don't get it. Reyes would be a huge upgrade at short but some folks insist we don't need it. Isn't Scutero almost 40 years old? Who cares about the money, if it's available? This one seems like a no-brainer tome.
     
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    Re: Should Theo sign Jose Reyes next season?

    no!  he is hurt to much, save the money, we may need more starting pitching next year.
     
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    No. He will cost too much even if he stays healthy.
     
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    Re: Should Theo sign Jose Reyes next season?

    Looks like he's suffering from early signs of Dominican Jungle Juice breakdown syndrome.
     
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    Re: Should Theo sign Jose Reyes next season?

    NO
     
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    pass
     
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    Re: Should Theo sign Jose Reyes next season?

    No!
     
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    Re: Should Theo sign Jose Reyes next season?

    absolutely not!!
     
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    Re: Should Theo sign Jose Reyes next season?

    Great talent, but I have watched him throught the years...plays only when he feels like it...another "pay me for past performance"...
     
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    Re: Should Theo sign Jose Reyes next season?

    Tempting, but the money and length of the contract would prohibit other, more important, moves from happening.  So, NO!
     
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    Re: Should Theo sign Jose Reyes next season?

    Forget it

    Plus they'll need to pony up for Papelbon, give Ortiz a little something, and then go after CJ Wilson.....
     
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    Re: Should Theo sign Jose Reyes next season?

    Going on the DL yet again for like the 200th time in his career.  I wouldn't touch him with a megadeal and whoever does is making a huge mistake... which will probably be the NY Mets.
     
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    Re: Should Theo sign Jose Reyes next season?

    No way. He is often injured. Funny how some play so well in their contract year. He did not perform well down the stretch during their two september collapes. BTW the Mets just placed him on the disabled list yet again.
     
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    Re: Should Theo sign Jose Reyes next season?

     From 2005 to 2008 he had over 700 plate appearances each year. In 2010 he had over 600. This year he has 428. To me the basic question is whether he would be an upgrade over Iglesias, the heir apparent to Scutaro? My answer is absolutely yes. If we can set aside 142 million for Crawford why should money be any issue at all?
     
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