Now that CC Sabathia has chosen not to test the free agent market, Jose Reyes is the biggest free agent in New York.But based on comments by Andy Martino’s sources, Reyes may have to look outside NYC for the big money that he wants.
According to Martino, his sources say the Mets “are not comfortable” offering their star shortstop a contract for more than four years, and “almost certainly will not offer six or seven [years].”
Reyes reportedly wants a contract similar to the seven-year, $142 million deal signed by Carl Crawford a year ago. And while one could argue that Crawford didn’t even deserve that type of contract, it is easy to argue that Reyes is worth more than Crawford.
In the Mets’ last three full seasons, Reyes has been more valuable than Crawford. And a star shortstop that is only 29 years old is going to get a big offer from somebody. Apparently, it just won’t come from the Mets.
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