The Marlins have offered Jose Reyes a six-year, $111 million contract, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes. Rojas says the deal would guarantee $106 million over six seasons, with a $22 million option for a seventh year or a $5 million buyout.
However, Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel feels the reported six-year, $111 million offer from the Marlins to Reyes could be ‘a little overstated.’
Update, 7:28 pm:
In a separate tweet, Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the Mets were willing to go five years, $75-85 million with a sixth year option (which could have taken the deal over $100 million). However, they would not guarantee a sixth year. Similarly, Jon Heyman of SI.com says the Mets would not guarantee a sixth year due to injury concerns.
Andy Martino of the Daily News believes some people in the Mets front office were uncomfortable guaranteeing even five years to Reyes.
If Reyes signs with the Marlins, the Mets will receive Miami’s third round pick and a supplemental “sandwich” pick between the first and second round of the 2012 amateur draft.
Original Post, 6:55 pm:
According to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes, the Marlins have offered Jose Reyes a six-year, $111 million contract.
According to Rojas, the Marlins would pay Reyes $106 million over six seasons with a $22 million option for a seventh year or a $5 million buyout.
Last month, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports said the Marlins had offered Reyes a six-year, $90 million deal. However, last week, Jon Heyman of SI.com said the Mets would be willing to offer Reyes a five-year, $80 million deal, though they would not guarantee more years than that.
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