Some news coming out of the NL East today as GMs are just starting to arrive for the meetings:
- The Marlins feel confident they can sign Jose Reyes. According to ESPN's Buster Olney, they expect that a deal for 5 years between $18-$20M per season should get it done. Reyes is looking for at least $100M.
- Joel Sherman says the same thing: "An exec interested in Reyes said, 'The target is $100 million minimum. Until he gets a deal that starts with a 1, he will not sign.'"
- There have been rumors that the Braves have been willing to listen to take offers for the versatile Martin Prado. The Tigers are the latest to show interest, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports. The Tigers are said to be shopping outfielder Delmon Young.
- The Braves are looking for a Zach Greinke-like package for starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens according to SI's Jon Heyman.
- Heyman also says the Mets are giving up on retaining Chris Capuano, as the lefty starter seeks a 2 year deal while the Mets presumably don't want to give him more than one.
Amazin' Avenue has some sober words for the Reyes rumors:
"What has changed since then? Mostly, it's the Mets' inaction on the front of Reyes and everything else. Their silence is widely interpreted as disinterest as far as Reyes is concerned. That could be true, but Sandy Alderson has shown so far that, unlike his predecessor, he'd rather not telegraph his moves or leak much to the press (if anything)."