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Zack Wheeler, Giants top pitching prospect
It is likely that Reyes will be leaving New York due to the Mets financial issues.
If the Giants trade for Reyes, they would have to accommodate his $11 million salary. They could rent the star position player for the rest of the season for just under $4 million if he is acquired on the trade deadline at the end of July.
It is likely they would have to give up a star prospect or one of their talented young pitchers in the trade. Basically, trading for Reyes during the 2011 season almost guarantees a successful postseason. However, the expense is the future of the San Francisco Giants pitching. With the prospects they have and the young pitching in San Francisco that already dominates the league, this team could be successful throughout the decade. If the Giants go for Reyes, they will have to give up young pitching. One target may be the Giants top minor-league pitching prospect Zack Wheeler.
It would take a hefty multiyear offer to sign Reyes because he becomes a free agent at the end of the season.