Dec
04

Report: Reyes headed to the Marlins

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Via Ken Rosenthal, the Marlins and Jose Reyes have agreed to a six-year contract worth $106MM. The deal does not include a no-trade clause, and Jon Heyman says the plan is to move Hanley Ramirez to third base. I’d like to see them try him in center field, but that’s just me. To make matters worse for the Mets, they’re only going to get Florida’s third round draft pick as compensation (in addition to the supplemental first rounder). Ouch.

The Yankees were never serious suitors for Reyes, especially not that price. The first domino of the Winter Meetings has fallen though, and the next four days are sure to be fun.

  • Rainbow Connection

    Well…’only’, plus a sandwich pick, which means ‘only’ isn’t accurate.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      That’s irrelevant. Point is they ‘only’ got a third rounder instead of a first rounder.

  • RubaDoob

    So where would Hanley play? Does it depend on if they sign pujols/fielder?

  • FachoinaNYY

    Well Im glad to see this offseason that the Yankees are not the only team not to spend money wisely

  • Mike HC

    Marlins really are throwing money around. Good for Reyes getting paid and Reyes and Ramirez on the same team should be pretty exciting to watch.

  • Jumpin’ Jack Swisher

    Oof. Mets fans invested a lot of time and emotion on Reyes. It is going to royally suck seeing him as a temporary mercenary on the Marlins (like they’re going to ever keep a team together, new stadium or not. We’ve seen this story before and know how it ends.) and within the division.

  • Avi

    I’d much rather give Reyes 6/$106mm than Jason Werth 7/$128mm.

    • Gonzo

      Werth only got $84mm. His beard got the rest.

    • Fin

      I think this is a good deal for the Marlins. I would take his deal over Crawfords, Worths or Jeters. Yet another reason it sucks to be a mets fan. This has to be like the Yankees loosing Jeter in his prime to the Orioles.

  • Gonzo

    If the Nats get frisky, this will be a very interesting NL East.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/czm93 Craig

    Early, but hows everyone see the NL East play out?

    • Fin

      Well, still its clearly the Phils division. Everyone else is playing for a wild card. Unless a couple of the Phils pitchers, get hurt.

  • Zack D

    WFAN is a must listen tomorrow

    • http://twitter.com/#!/czm93 Craig

      “I told everyone Reyes was a gawner, okay. Dis is bad publicity for da Mets, and da Wilpons look like fools now, okay?”

      • The Big City of Dreams

        oh yea Francesa will make sure to take a victory lap tomorrow. He will also mention how the Met radio ratings will decrease and affect the station/show.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      I’m sure you’ll hear a lot of bitching by fans on the Giants game as well as the Reyes deal.

  • bankers hours

    The Mets are a joke, they make the Knicks look smart. Good for Reyes and great for Yankee fans that he’s not going to Boston. I think the Mets will finish last next year, they stink.

    • Mattchu12

      Can’t emphasize this enough. Forget a right fielder, they should have made a huge play for Reyes and left Reddick out there. If I’m making bets on production, I’m definitely going to take Reddick over Lowrie/Scutaro.

      The Sox had a chance to get a great shortstop, but they swung and missed.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Of course hindsight is 20/20, but they should have traded Reyes at the deadline or sooner last year, no?

  • John Ya Ya

    The stands are going to be really empty next year in Citi Field! Looks like David Wright is left holding the bag on this one.

  • Goldlion70

    Hello, former Mets fan here, i’m now a Yankee fan, just sayin

    • The Big City of Dreams

      What took you so long.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      The bandwagon is full. Sorry.

  • Goldlion70

    Stubborness is an unfortunate family trait, that and stupid baseball franchises, i should’ve listened to mom

  • http://twitter.com/andrewjcalagna Drew

    Boomer and Carton are a must listen to in the morning, can’t wait to hear the ranting and sobbing thats going to happen from 6-10

  • anthony D

    Now that the Mets are out a SS, tejada is a Rey ordonez type no bat whatsoever. How about edurado Nunez for Matt Harvey? Maybe a filler here or there but I would like this a lot Harvey is a solid young SP. Nunez will not replace Jeter. Lets get as much sp’s