Originally Posted by PuffyPig
Perhaps. But unless he would get sometohnmg quite a bit better, his trade value may be very limited over and above taking on his salary.
It's not that easy to get a Jose Reyes.
If Reyes were making $0 per year, you would likely have to give up your top 4-5 prospects to get him.
At some point, there are only 5 guys on the planet who can do what Reyes can do, and there is essentially only one avenue to get a Jose Reyes (for the Jays - via trade, or you hope to get lucky with a prospect). It's not like if they keep their 17M they are going to get a different Jose Reyes, or sign 3 guys who add up to a Jose Reyes. They just added a guy who is likely their best player and should be fore multiple years. These guys dont grow on trees for Toronto.