Jose Reyes of the New York Mets appears to be a prime candidate to be traded before this year’s MLB trade deadline. He is set to be a free agent at season’s end, and the Mets may not be in a position to re-sign him.
Though many Mets fans will miss their dynamic leadoff man and shortstop, he will likely net the Mets some high-level prospects in return. If the team’s new ownership refuses to give him a multi-year deal worth upwards of $100 million, Reyes may be calling some place other than Flushing home.
Reyes has openly said he would like to finish his career as a Met, but if another opportunity presents itself, he would have to consider it. He’s off to a good start this season, so teams in need of a game-changing player down the stretch may come knocking on the Mets door.
If a team is looking to acquire Reyes as a playoff rental, that team would try to give up as little young talent as possible. However, a team that is prepared to offer Reyes a long-term extension may not mind dealing their top few prospects.
Reyes will be 28 in June, so he is still in the prime of his career. Though he endured some injury troubles the last few seasons, he looks like the Reyes of old early on.
Here are 10 possible trade packages the Mets could ask for in return for Reyes.