Buzz: Jose Reyes, the roster, and 'the Future.'

Lastly, in talking with people up in and around the team this weekend, I sense only David Wright, Jason Bay, Johan Santana, Jon Niese and Mike Pelfrey are guaranteed to be on the Mets next season.

The rest of the roster is in play, and that includes Jose Reyes, who is in a very unsettled spot because of his contract situation.

Jose ReyesThe team will likely pick up the $11 million option on Reyes’s contract for next season, after which he is eligible to be a free agent.

From what I can gather, though the two sides will talk about a contract extension soon, right now, Reyes is leaning towards playing out his current deal and testing the open market.  That could change, of course, depending on how contract talks go this winter.  I did have one person close to the team, and another person close to the player, tell me, while Reyes loves living in New York and playing in Citi Field, he knows – at his age, and with a game based on speed – this could be his last chance to sign a major, long-term contract.   Also, in regards to internal questions about his ‘leadership skills,’ the organization was happy to hear Reyes went to Walter Reed Medical Center, despite knowing in advance that Carlos Beltran and Luis Castillo would not be attending.

In terms of the rest of the roster, I think there is very, very little chance Oliver Perez, John Maine and Luis Castillo are here next season, and there is a slight chance Francisco Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran get new homes as well.

My guess, at this point:

I think there will be a lot of talk about players on the move, but I don’t expect a lot of changes on the roster, short of Perez and Castillo, and possibly Beltran.  In either case, I have no doubt the team’s next big marketing push will be about ‘The Future,’ and ‘looking forward,’ pairing guys like Ike Davis, Niese, and Josh Thole, with a new, aggressive, characteristic manager… similar to what the Jets have recently done.





126 comments
Bo Beck
Bo Beck

You play 16 game seasons shortest of any sport. Sit down and shut up.

Enzo Rafael
Enzo Rafael

No! They should be making A LOT less

Michael Greenlick
Michael Greenlick

Because he makes a catch on live TV ,That he practices everyday . He should get a higher salary. Ask him what 4x4 is ?

Ken Coyle
Ken Coyle

And so should police, firefighters and teachers!

John Ganley
John Ganley

Then take a second job!! Another grossly overpaid crybaby

Mac Claire
Mac Claire

The worst comment ever. I agree with Dan Fuge.

Joseph Basilicata
Joseph Basilicata

Getting paid to catch a ball \U0001f602\U0001f602 and you want more haha pathetic you just lost some respect

Nicholas Zachary
Nicholas Zachary

In all fairness, they also have the most players, more salaries to pay, so it should be that way

Paul Rivosecchi
Paul Rivosecchi

Really?? Let's keep it all in perspective. Without us there is no them. Odell shut up and play.

Leslie Keck
Leslie Keck

\U0001f602\U0001f602 I can see him demanding crazy money for a contract extension... Its gonna be ugly

John Zambriski
John Zambriski

I'll trade one year salary. It should last me long enough

Chris Yeager
Chris Yeager

These guys can't even spell Financial Management...... or learn

Adam Papadoulias
Adam Papadoulias

I'm sure his 9th lambo wasn't enough had to go for the 10th

Cristian Arroyo
Cristian Arroyo

He means compared to baseball and basketball football players get paid much less with much more injury risk which he's right but that's probably cause football is a 16 game season while baseball is 162 and basketball is 82

Marvin Rosales
Marvin Rosales

They also filed for bankruptcy? And shutdown how many times?

Ivelisse Bustamante
Ivelisse Bustamante

Athletes Make enough. There are much more harder professions where people don't see the outrageous amounts of money paid to these athletes, athough they deserve it.

Seán Emery
Seán Emery

I hear what people are saying. It's the common thing you always hear military/police/firefighters etc. I understand it. That being said professional sports are a product. Same as a big blockbuster film etc. the NFL is the biggest sports product there is. Not my favorite but facts are facts. The money that these sports bring in is astronomical therefore the stars of this product deserve to make the money they do. They are the best of the best and the top .01 percent. Compared to other sports NFL players face the highest risk of injury and the least job security. So yeah I gotta agree with Odell here. There needs to be more garuenteed money. Player safety and future health coupled with the insane amount of money the NFL brings in should prove that.

Joey Provdo
Joey Provdo

Stop being greedy...give to the needy...also if you have a signing at an autograph show and people pay a lot of money to get your autograph you show up then worry about making more money.

Dan Fuge
Dan Fuge

Hockey players play hurt....they don't get carried off the ice cause of cramping unlike Lebron. Hockey players are the toughest of the 4 major (1) NHL (2) NFL (3) MLB (4) NBA

MikeyHo805
MikeyHo805

@SNYtv @OBJ_3 @nfl I think should should make as much as basketball players if not more. It's a very physically and mentally stressful

Charles Esau
Charles Esau

People whine and moan about low public servant salaries. Are these people aware of the salary levels when they apply for the jobs? Many of these whiners will then complain about the taxes that pay these servants.

David Hilsenrath
David Hilsenrath

16 game seasons, people. Let's get realistic with the cash flow.

Matt Edwards
Matt Edwards

Enough to you.. But remove yourself and your salary from the equation. They work in a different industry and the teams and league make fistfuls of money.

Matt Edwards
Matt Edwards

Yes, absolutely. Compared to what the teams and the league make, the players deserve more.

Craig Taureck
Craig Taureck

I'll give trade my Ems salarie with him any day. He can make $15 an hour to catch a football and I'll take his $4 million to get bled on, punched, kicked, thrown up on, threatened and exposed to various illnesses.

Paul Searchh
Paul Searchh

Shut up O. If anything maybe more guaranteed money

Dennis Alia
Dennis Alia

You are comparing apples to oranges. Sports is entertainment. Police work or the military is completely different. Not to say that these professions do not deserve more money but entertainers as like sports figures will get what the market will bear.

Nosam Sisu Htrag
Nosam Sisu Htrag

Ask all who barely scrape by from paycheck to paycheck in the real world. Or those even less fortunate than that.

Drew Rand
Drew Rand

Shut up, play the game and learn to save your money instead of blowing it the second you get a contract and you'll be fine