In his recent report for SI.com, Jon Heyman predicts that Jose Reyes will eventually sign a six-year, $120 million deal.
According to Heyman, though sources suggest Jose’s offer from Miami is closer to $75 million, “The Marlins are still viewed as the favorite since they seem to have him at the top of their very long list and are clearly trying hard.”
Here are other key updates about Jose over the last few days:
- Reyes only has two legitimate offers, “presumably from the Marlins and Mets.”
- The Marlins offered Reyes a six-year, $90 million deal. However, “The offer was not tempting enough for Reyes to accept immediately,” probably because it was ‘preliminary.’
- Reyes is targeting at least a $100 million deal.
- Sandy Alderson and Jose’s representatives have been in contact since Reyes met with the Marlins in Miami last week.
- Hanley Ramirez is not pleased with the idea of changing positions.
- The Tigers and Brewers are interested, but have not yet been aggressive.
- The Mets expect Reyes to come back to them for a possible offer after he’s done shopping, though they are not going to engage in a bidding war.
To keep track of all rumors involving Reyes, use this section on MetsBlog.com, which is always available in the tabs at the top of this site.
To read Heyman’s predictions for Prince Fielder, Albert Pujols, CJ Wilson and other top free agents, check out this report for SI.com.