MLB Free Agents 2012: Jose Reyes Signs with the Miami Marlins

Eddie Ravert@@eddie_rageContributor IIDecember 5, 2011

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 31:  Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets celebrates after scoring in the seventh inning against the Florida Marlins at Citi Field on August 31, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Jose Reyes has agreed to a six year, $111 million contract with the Miami Marlins.

This marks the Marlins second big offseason acquisition. They signed closer Heath Bell to a three year, $27 million deal earlier this offseason.

With the new name, new stadium and new players, maybe Reyes and Bell will be the difference makers for the new-look Miami Marlins. The NL East has a chalk-full of talent this year with the Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals all yearning to win the division.

This leaves Reyes's old team, the New York Mets, the black sheep of the division, and they can't be too happy that the face of their franchise for many years is now a member of a division foe. Β 

With the signings of two big time players, the Miami Marlins are heading in the right direction.


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