Breaking News: New York Mets Pick Up Jose Reyes' Option

Nick CarloAnalyst IINovember 3, 2010

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15:  Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets celebrates after hitting a home run in the sixth inning  against the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 15, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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There are reports that the New York Mets have just picked up Jose Reyes' $11 million option for 2011.  Sandy Alderson has only been in the Mets office for about a week now, and he's making great moves already.

This move was a no-brainer.  Reyes makes the Mets go round, and he is arguably one of the most explosive players in the MLB.  He is a crucial part to the Mets organization and everybody is excited to have him return to Queens for another season. 

After this season, Reyes will be a free agent and the Mets should put their best efforts forward to sign him to a long-term deal.  This organization has a totally different feel to it already.  Alderson is having a great offseason so far, but there are many more moves to be made. 

All that can be said is that Alderson has a good idea for this team moving forward.  To get this obstacle out of the way this early is great.  Now the Mets can focus on hiring a manager.  The new era for the Mets is off to a fantastic start. 

Sandy Alderson had this to say about Jose Reyes, “A long term deal is not out of the question.  It is something we can certainly discuss at a future date.”  “Jose Reyes is one of the most dynamic players in the game and there never was any doubt about picking up his option."