Marlins offer Jose Reyes 6-year, $90 million deal

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Marlins have offered Jose Reyes a six-year, $90 million deal. However, according to Rosenthal, “The offer was not tempting enough for Reyes to accept immediately.”

When asked where Reyes will end up playing next season, one longtime friend of Jose’s recently answered, “Miami,”according to Andy Martino of the Daily News. Similarly, according to Rosenthal, one source who has spoken with Reyes says he is intrigued not only by playing in Miami, but also by playing for new Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen.

Buster Olney said in a recent video for ESPN.com that he expects the Marlins and Reyes to eventually find common ground on a five-year deal worth roughly $95 million.

Yesterday afternoon, in a poll on MetsBlog.com, just 5 percent of voters said the Mets should offer more years and more money per season than the rumored five-year, $95 million deal, while 31 percent said the Mets should pass and let Reyes sign elsewhere. 51 percent said the Mets should offer more money per season, but stick at five years; while just 9 percent said they should offer more years, but the same money.

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Matthew Cerrone (Posted on Nov. 15, 2011, 10:13 am): I’m surprised that just 5 percent of roughly 7,000 Mets fans (who voted in that poll) say the Mets should offer more than five years and more than $19 million a season, which is the deal Olney is alluding to. However, I’m even more shocked to see nearly 1 in 3 fans want to give up and let Reyes walk. The bulk of people are in the middle, like me, expecting the Mets to tweak that rumored Miami offer in an effort to retain Jose. The thing is, what happens to the results knowing a sixth year could be guaranteed? I’ve been saying as far back as July that the debate this winter would be whether to guarantee him a sixth year or make it an option. It looks like that debate has finally arrived…

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