Before Tuesday's game, Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters that he spoke with Jose Reyes' agent Peter Greenberg. Greenberg's message to the Mets: Reyes will not negotiate his contract until the end of the season.
Well, color me surprised.
According to Alderson, "He [Reyes] wants to focus on baseball. He wants to focus on what's going on on the field. So with that in mind, we will respect his wishes and hopefully pick up negotiations at the end of the season."
This "news" essentially guarantees that Reyes will test the free agent waters in the offseason, and up his price tag.
Reyes has said that he would like to remain in New York, but he won't be taking a discount.
I'd like to thank Jose Reyes and his agent for making this statement about contract negotiations today. He doesn't want to talk about it anymore, and I don't want to listen to it anymore.