Role in 2018 and contract status
Reynolds won’t be arbitration eligible until 2020. However, until then, I’d rather not have to see him in a Mets uniform if I don’t have to. Third base is still a question mark for the Mets right now. If they don’t sign Mike Moustakas who they’ve been “monitoring,” then it’s likely third base will go to Asdrubal Cabrera on most days. My personal back up option at third would then be T.J. Rivera.
My point being, the Mets should exhaust every possible option before deciding that it might be a good idea to bring Matt Reynolds back to the clubhouse.