What if that top player is a leader who doesn't like to lead...
Lives on talent...
Sat on the top step and sulked through collapse #1
Was never clutch until his contract year?
Puts himself into run downs he don't run down
Gave us twelve rivals
Ya know Omar only cared about talent too right?
For one of the greatest homegrown position players in Mets history the team should have at the very least put their best offer on the table. They didn't need to get into a bidding war, but they should have made a concrete offer.
AS for the Marlins motivations, that may be the case, but NY has the highest concentration of Dominican immigrants in the U.S.
http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/7235579/new-york-mets-gm-sandy-alderson-expect-quick-jose-reyes-resolution " "I've said in the past, these things typically go slowly," Alderson said on Monday afternoon, after arriving at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee for the annual GM meetings. "But apparently Papelbon is already signed."
Alderson said he does not expect Reyes' agent, Peter Greenberg, to meet with teams at the GM meetings because Greenberg is out of the country.
FoxSports.com reported Tuesday, citing an unnamed source, that the Marlins' initial offer to Reyes was $90 million over six years.
As for the Mets' dialogue with Reyes, Alderson said: "We've had some conversations. I wouldn't classify them as substantive -- more than phone tag. ... I don't want to get into any detail. But I also while saying I don't want to comment, I don't want to give you the false impression that we are anywhere along the road. I still think it's early, notwithstanding all the background noise from the last week."
Alderson expects to be given a chance to make an offer once it gets late in the process.
"Nobody has promised us we'll have the last clear chance, but I would expect we would continue to talk with Jose's agents," Alderson said. "It's been amicable to this point." "
from the NY Post
"Reyes says Mets didn’t make real offer to keep him" By MIKE PUMA Last Updated: 8:52 AM, December 8, 2011 "Alderson said there was no need to make a concrete offer because Reyes’ agent, Peter Greenberg, knew the Mets’ financial parameters. According to sources, the team was willing to spend somewhere in the $85 million range over five years for Reyes with a sixth-year option." So the Marlins spontaneously raised their own initial offer of $90 million over 6 years to $106 million with no "offer" from the Mets? You really think so?
Yes, I do. The Marlins were in negotiations with Pujols and when that deal fell through they bumped up their offer to Reyes to ensure he would sign.
If the 5/$85 with an option was truly the Mets parameters it's likely the Marlins knew that. 6/$90 might not get a deal done since 5/$85 is more on a yearly basis.
>> The better now would be excluded. You wouldn't hope for a medium between the two for a heavy emphasis on the prospects back. And no, no trades have been made to symbol rebuilding for the Mets. Feel free to point one out.
The question is who do the Mets have you could trade for top prospects or real quality without hurting the system or trading Wright? No one expected Alderson to be able to pull a top pitching prospect for Beltran. Reyes possibly could have brought the same kind of talent, but he was injured. Rebuilding is a process. In the Mets case it's not just the team itself, but also the organization. To that end Alderson has put together a good FO, hired new scouts, and put new people in player development. The process has begun. Whether it will work or not remains to be seen, but I think Alderson is the right man at the right time for the Mets.