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.