MLB Trade Rumors: Jose Reyes Officially on San Francisco Giants Radar

Kasey ScottAnalyst IMay 4, 2011

Jose Reyes would be a great boost to the poor Giants offense.
Jose Reyes would be a great boost to the poor Giants offense.Al Bello/Getty Images

The San Francisco Giants started a three game series against the New York Mets on Tuesday with a big 7-6 win in extra innings. Jose Reyes absolutely killed the Giants, going 3-3 with three walks.

Luckily for the Giants, Aubrey Huff broke out of a slump and hit a bomb in the top of the 10th, which turned out to be the game winner.

CSN Bay Area has confirmed that the Giants are talking about a possible trade for Jose Reyes. Reyes would quickly replace a glaring need at shortstop without a doubt. 

Current shortstop Miguel Tejada is hitting .200 on the season with a home run and nine RBI. Tejada's fielding percentage sits at .948, which doesn't take into consideration the range that he has lost.

Reyes currently leads the Mets with a .325 average, and has 41 hits on the season. Reyes only has a home run and eight RBI, but has 11 stolen bases. 

The question now arises for the Giants: is it worth it? Reyes is currently in a contract year. He more than likely will be given a very large contract after the year is over.

Most Giants fans would say yes, go out and get Reyes. The down side with Reyes is that he has had past injuries. Do the Giants need another player going to the DL if Reyes cannot stay healthy?

Reyes is a perennial all-star when healthy. He has a motor that never seems to stop, and he plays the field exceptionally well. 

New York Mets upper management has already come out and said that they would want prospects in return for Reyes. This would more than likely mean that starting pitcher Zach Wheeler would be involved. Wheeler was the Giants first-round pick in 2009.

The deal would also require the Giants to send more prospects the Mets way. With Reyes possibly asking for a large contract next year, this could be an expensive rental deal. 

The Giants will probably wait before going out and making this trade. We are only 29 games into a very long season. Jose Reyes would certainly be a great pickup for the Giants, but are the prospects worth it?