According to Adam Rubin, the Philadelphia Phillies have their eyes on Carlos Beltran, Scott Hairston, and Tim Byrdak. A source says the Phillies may be interested in acquiring all three players.
Bob Klapisch writes that it's, "Exciting to have Jose Reyes back, but for how long?" He also points out that Sandy Alderson may be using Mets fans to help sway the start shortstop into staying with New York.
One executive flatly said, "Sandy's crazy if he's [not trading Reyes] just to please the fans."
But there may be more to the Mets' plan than public relations. Goodwill is essential to their hopes of signing the shortstop this winter, and what better way to make Reyes feel wanted than by keeping him in front of his adoring fans as long as possible.