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cincy jacket
08-03-2006, 10:56 PM
Mets have signed Jose Reyes to a four year deal $23.25 million deal. Also includes a team option for 2011 worth $11 million.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2538668

Jr's Boy
08-04-2006, 02:11 AM
Mets got a steal there.(no pun intended).

buckeyenut
08-04-2006, 05:57 AM
Don't think he is a guy I would pay 11M for on the backend. But in total, it is a nice deal for both sides.

HumnHilghtFreel
08-04-2006, 11:34 AM
They did get him relatively cheap, in my opinion, because he's only getting better.

Jr's Boy
08-04-2006, 01:24 PM
Reyes is a freak on the basepaths,thirteen triples!wow

Chip R
08-04-2006, 01:50 PM
Don't think he is a guy I would pay 11M for on the backend. But in total, it is a nice deal for both sides.

That's the beauty of the option. Just in my head it looks like he's going to be making an average of $3.5M for the next 3 years. If he stinks, the Mets don't have to exercise his option and they are only out $12.25M over 3 years. If he's as good as he is supposed to, they will be getting him cheap for that last year.

NJReds
08-04-2006, 01:51 PM
FWIW, the local radio talk shows were killing Reyes' agent for signing the deal. Called it a flat-out steal for the Mets.

dougdirt
08-04-2006, 02:51 PM
Well when would Reyes be eligible for arbitration? I think he may have made the right choice, overall I think he would be making more money with this contract by the time its up than he would if he didnt sign it. And if he keeps on his current pace, no way the Mets dont take that last year option.

NJReds
08-04-2006, 03:24 PM
Well when would Reyes be eligible for arbitration? I think he may have made the right choice, overall I think he would be making more money with this contract by the time its up than he would if he didnt sign it. And if he keeps on his current pace, no way the Mets dont take that last year option.

They said he gave up two years of arbitration and his first couple years of free agency.

Bob Winters
09-03-2006, 12:01 AM
Boy, there's a good kid there. He reminds me so much of those speedy Latinos we used to watch come up through the ranks during the late 70s.