Bob Ley, host of Outside the Lines on ESPN, pointed out today that in the 19 games since Fred Wilpon’s feelings regarding Jose Reyes became publicly known, Reyes is hitting an astonishing .429. Further, in those 19 games Reyes has tallied 14 multi-hit games.
Adam Rubin pointed out a few days ago that Jose is making it harder for the Mets to let him walk and perhaps even harder to keep him.
Today on OTL, Adam Rubin also said:
- Sandy Alderson plans to contact Jose’s agent at some point before the deadline to get an idea of what kind of money Reyes might be expecting.
- Now that the Mets have reached .500 it is very unlikely that Jose will be moved by the deadline. It is more likely that the Mets will “take a stab” at re-signing him in the off-season.
- The main hold ups are the money (obviously) and the length of a potential contract. Alderson isn’t a fan of signing players to long-term deals, so if Reyes wants 7 years it complicates things, especially considering Reyes would be 35 by the end of that type of contract.
Tags: Making Fred Look Dumb