I see the internet is pining for Jose Reyes again.
Here are some quick reminders….
1. The Mets are owned by the same people who owned them yesterday.
2. Jose Reyes has a ridiculous contract thanks to the Marlins. Here are the numbers (via baseball reference). Note that David Wright’s contract peaks at $20 million.
|2014||31||Toronto Blue Jays||$16,000,000|
|2015||32||Toronto Blue Jays||$22,000,000|
|2016||33||Toronto Blue Jays||$22,000,000|
|2017||34||Toronto Blue Jays||$22,000,000|
|2018||35||Toronto Blue Jays||*$22,000,000||$22M Team Option, $4M Buyout|
In what fantasy do you think the Mets are taking on that contract? I’m sure you will now suggest that Toronto is just gonna chip in $10 million of it because they are cool like that. Let’s say they do. In what fantasy do you think the Mets are playing Jose Reyes $12 million?
They should have traded him when they had the chance for the same reasons they traded Beltran (aka Wheeler) and Dickey (aka Syndergaard and D’Arnaud).
If you enjoy watching Jose play baseball in New York just wait until 2015 and ask someone where you catch the 4 train.