Mets Intend to Pick Up Jose Reyes' Option

According to Mark Hale of the New York Post, the Mets intend to pick up Jose Reyes’ 2011 option this winter, and explore signing him to a long term deal.

That said, Reyes is not worried about next season and while he would like to finish his career as a Met, he realizes there can be some uncertainty, telling Hale:

“Right now I don’t think about that…I want to finish my career here…But this is a business.”

This is good news, and I think it’s a no-brainer to pick the option up, and try to sign him to a long term deal. The key to me is to lock both Reyes and David Wright up and give them a good supporting cast with a combination of veteran and homegrown talent, and build the foundation around them.

Reyes is in the final year of a four year, $23.25 million contract he signed in 2006, and his option calls for $11 million in 2011, or a $500,000 buyout.