Baseball's winter meetings, which tend to include lots of player signings and rumors alike, kick off on Monday in Dallas. One name that will be coming up is that of free agent shortstop Jose Reyes.
New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson "plans to reopen the lines of communication with Reyes' agents" while at the meetings, if not before, according to MLB.com.
"I certainly would hope that we'll have conversations ... by the time we get to Dallas, or at Dallas," Alderson said Thursday. "I do expect to have them over the next handful of days."
The Miami Marlins have reportedly offered Reyes a six-year, $90 million deal, the site notes, and the Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies "have also displayed tepid interest" in Reyes.
"There's just a general uncertainty about the marketplace and where values are," Alderson said, the site reports. "It may have something to do with the top free agents not having moved -- [Albert] Pujols and [Prince] Fielder and Jose Reyes. It may just be the dynamic between clubs and free agents. As far as the market for Jose is concerned, I only know what I read in the paper. There haven't been additional reports I've heard about other offers."
Reyes hit .337 with 31 doubles, 16 triples, and seven homers last season. He also scored 101 runs and stole 39 bases.