Mets exercise Jose Reyes’ 2011 contract

Wow I’m exhausted from blogging, and there’s one more coolness to come before midnight.


FLUSHING, N.Y., November 3, 2010 – The New York Mets announced today
that the club has exercised the $11 million option on Jose Reyes’ 2011

“Jose Reyes is one of the most dynamic players in the game and there
never was any doubt about picking up his option,” said Mets General
Manager Sandy Alderson.

“A long term deal is not out of the question,” Alderson added. “It is
something we can certainly discuss at a future date.”

In 133 games this season, Jose hit .282, with 29 doubles, 10 triples, 11
home runs, 54 RBI and 30 stolen bases. He tied for third in the
National League in triples and tied for seventh in stolen bases. Reyes
was named to his third All-Star Game but as unable to play because of a
strained right oblique.

“I can’t wait to get started again,” said Jose,” This is where I began
my career and this is where I want to stay. I want to do everything I
can to help turn this around here. The last four years have been
disappointing for everyone. We have to make it better and we will.”

Since 2005, the Mets are 290-126 when Jose scores one or more runs. In
his New York career, Reyes has put together five seasons with 30 or
more triples, has amassed 83 triples, one of six active player with 80
or more triples, and reached the 1000 hit plateau quicker than any
player in franchise history.

Reyes, 27, began the season on the Disabled List with a hyperactive
thyroid. He also missed time during the season because of an injury to
his right oblique.