Jose Reyes Signs Six-Year, $106 Million Deal With Marlins

By Unknown author

Most predicated it, many already accepted it, but few thought the contract would be God damn fair. Last night, the Florida Marlins made a huge splash by inking former-(*sigh*)-Mets shortstop Jose Reyes to a six-year, $106 million contract.

The 28 year-old stud enjoyed one of his finest Major League seasons in 2011, posting a sensational .337/.384/.493 line with 7 HR, 16 3B, 31 2B, 44 RBI, 101 R, and 39 SB in 586 PA’s. According to Fan Graphs, Reyes was worth 6.2 fWAR or $27.8 million last season–which was more than double his value in 2009 and 2010 combined (0.8 fWAR and 2.9 fWAR, respectively).

Jose Reyes was pretty adamant about exploring free-agency, and the financially-handcuffed Mets didn’t stand a chance against the all-of-a-sudden spendthrift Florida Marlins. Needless to say, the Mets will sorely miss Reyes, and the Marlins (and their five fans) are in for quite a treat.

To read a more emotionally-filled reaction to Jose Reyes not re-signing with the Mets on Rising Apple, read “Sell the Team, Fred.”