With free agency approaching, superstar shortstop Jose Reyes is likely to be one of the best players on the open market. The New York Mets do have a time frame in which they can exclusively negotiate with the star shortstop, but with the financial issues concerning Mets owners, it's not likely that Reyes will return as a Met in 2012.
At the moment, the San Francisco Giants are considered the favorite to land Reyes in a long-term contract. The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are also teams that are likely to make a big push for Reyes' services. And of course, the Red Sox should never be counted out, especially after the recent infamous collapse they went through in September.
However, there could be a few teams that may try to sign Reyes out of nowhere and surprise all of baseball. Here are five surprise teams that could make a push towards getting Jose Reyes.