November 03, 2011
A major-league exec told the New York Post that the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers are the frontrunners to get the 28-year-old four-time All-Star and current National League batting champion. Reyes batted .337, scored 101 runs, and stole 39 bases in what may have been his final season with the Mets.
The Post notes that Reyes "is expected to command less than the $142 million over seven years that Carl Crawford(notes) received from" the Boston Red Sox last offseason. The Post also reports that Mets GM Sandy Alderson doesn't want to offer more than five years to Reyes, who has battled hamstring injuries in recent seasons.