From the always reliable, never sensational Star Ledger:
Did he MEET with Boras or others and seriously consider switching this year, as Fox’s fair and balanced Ken Rosenthal suggested? Or did they simply run into each other at a stadium?
Is it true that Boras “is speaking with Reyes about becoming his representative, according to major league sources” or has Boras just again called Jose to be told no?
As this space and many others have pointed out, Jose-despite injuries and mental lapses-has never been anything other than a model citizen. Married with children, never involved in any incident which has shined a negative light on himself or the team, always in top shape, always eager to play.
Jose’s agents have a very close relationship with him, and one is reportedly godfather to two of Jose’s kids.
Jose’s last deal was very fair to the Mets, certainly might have left some money on the table, and provided security to both sides for years. Jose seems to truly like playing for the Mets, the only organization he has ever known. Citi Field’s dimensions are literally ideal for Jose’s game. He seems to enjoy being a tandem with David Wright, and as good as they looked together celebrating in 2006, they’d look even better co-hoisting the Mets’ third World Series trophy someday.
If we are to take Jose’s words today at face value-and nothing we have ever seen or heard from Jose suggests we shouldn’t-than this story was once again simply a case of an obnoxious journalist working hard to create controversy where none exists.
Did anything happen here other than the slithering, amoral Boras again calling Jose and trying to pry him away from agents who are practically family to the Reyeses with the result being Jose firmly saying “no” once again?
Fair and balanced indeed.