MLB

Alderson hopes to talk to Reyes' agents soon

Share This Story

   
 

NEW YORK (AP)

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson hopes to speak with free-agent shortstop Jose Reyes' agents in the next few days.

Don't expect the Mets to make any big decisions quickly, though. Alderson said in a conference call with reporters Thursday ahead of baseball's winter meetings that begin Monday in Dallas the market for the NL batting champion still remains unclear to him.

''I only know what I read in the paper, OK? There haven't been additional reports that I've heard about other offers,'' Alderson said. ''So I'm not sure there's much more clarity than we had when the first time the Miami visit/proposal was reported.''

So far only the Marlins have publicly expressed interest the four-time All-Star, entertaining Reyes in Miami and making an offer that has been reported to be in the range of $90 million and six years. Making it more difficult to gauge Reyes' value is the slow movement of the overall free-agent market.

''I think also there's just a genuine uncertainty about the marketplace, and where the values are,'' Alderson said.

The Mets head to Dallas with finding relief help the top priority for the ballclub that went 77-85 last season. Alderson also identified catcher, second base and the bench as areas that need shoring up.

''I don't know that there's anything that's as glaring as our bullpen issue that we faced at the end of last year, and continue to address,'' Alderson said.

Alderson also denied reports that said Yankees catcher Jorge Posada inquired about playing for the Mets this season. But he said it is unlikely they would sign the 40-year-old free agent.

Also, the Mets' $25 million loan from Major League Baseball, which had been due for repayment on Wednesday, is being extended through March.

NOTES: The Mets hired Ron Romanick minor league pitching coordinator. He was the pitching coach for the Oakland Athletics in 2011 and a member of their coaching staff for the last four years. ... Alderson's son, Bryn Alderson, was signed as a pro scout. Bryn held the same job with A's the last five years.

Tagged: Mets, Jose Reyes

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by



MLB Videos

Bautista talks Derek Jeter's final All-Star Game Posted: Jul 16, 2014
Jose Bautista discusses Derek Jeter's career and his final appearance in the MLB...

Jeter honored to play in last All-Star Game Posted: Jul 16, 2014
Derek Jeter compares his first All-Star Game experience with his last, Mike Trou...

Matheny defends Wainwright: He's out there to compete Posted: Jul 16, 2014
Mike Matheny comments on the media's reaction to Adam Wainwright's joke about le...

SimLeague Baseball - Simulation Baseball Game

Fox Sports Store

    itemName itemURL imageSrc price itemDescription
    Nike New York Yankees Practice T-Shirt - Ash http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_New_York_Yankees/browse/featuredproduct/606363/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_606000/ff_606363_xl.jpg&w=100 27.95 Nike New York Yankees Practice T-Shirt - Ash
    Majestic Detroit Tigers 2012 MLB American League Champions Clubhouse Locker Room T-Shirt - Navy Blue http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_Detroit_Tigers/browse/featuredproduct/1064043/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1064000/ff_1064043_xl.jpg&w=100 24.95 Majestic Detroit Tigers 2012 MLB American League Champions Clubhouse Locker Room..
    Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker Room T-Shirt - Gray http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1067359/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1067000/ff_1067359_xl.jpg&w=100 24.95 Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker R..
    Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker Room Pullover Hoodie - Steel http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1067382/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1067000/ff_1067382_xl.jpg&w=100 54.95 Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker R..
    New Era San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker Room 39THIRTY Flex Hat - Charcoal/Black http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1067785/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1067000/ff_1067785_xl.jpg&w=100 31.95 New Era San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Clubhouse Locker Ro..
    Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Glory T-Shirt - Black http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1068294/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1068000/ff_1068294_xl.jpg&w=100 21.95 Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Glory T-Shirt - Bl..
    Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Batting Practice Performance Jersey - Black/Orange http://shop.foxsports.com/FOX_San_Francisco_Giants/browse/featuredproduct/1068787/source/foxsports_prsp_ca http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_1068000/ff_1068787_xl.jpg&w=100 94.95 Majestic San Francisco Giants 2012 MLB World Series Champions Batting Practice P..