San Francisco Giants: 8 Players They Won't Include in a Jose Reyes Trade

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San Francisco Giants: 8 Players They Won't Include in a Jose Reyes Trade
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Jose Reyes Is the Top Player on the Trade Market

Jose Reyes is the marquis name available on the trade market.  The New York Mets' shortstop is in the final year of his contract, and the cash starved Mets will not attempt to sign him for the future.

There are two critical questions the Giants must consider as they look to acquire Jose Reyes.  First off, what are we willing to give up for him? 

The second question is will we be able to re-sign Reyes for 2012 and beyond?

A three- or four-month rental player is not as attractive to the Giants as a player they can potentially keep for three or four more seasons beyond 2011.

The Giants will likely want to know from Reyes' agent, Peter Greenberg, what he will want to sign a contract extension, prior to making any kind of trade.

Reyes will be 28 years old in June, so a four-year deal would be a very appropriate and realistic expectation.  I would expect Reyes to demand something in the range of $60 to $70 million for a four-year deal. 

That price tag will be a lot for the Giants to swallow, but I don't think they'll be willing to give up the talent the Mets will demand, unless they're willing to make that investment.

Let's take a look at eight players that we can be fairly certain would not be part of any deal involving Jose Reyes. 

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