Jose Reyes wants to play for a winning club. Colorado acquired Reyes in the Troy Tulowitzki trade with Toronto, but according to Nick Groke of The Denver Post, Reyes is open to being moved to a contending club.
Colorado is rebuilding and has its eyes set on 2016 while Reyes is considering alternatives. The Rockies are on pace to lose 95 games this season and might not have the desire to pay Reyes moving forward. He is due $56 million through 2017 and is currently the club's highest paid player. The Rockies took Reyes' contract after losing close to $50 million in commitments to Tulowitzki, Groke adds.
The Rockies placed Reyes on waivers last week however he ultimately cleared after not being claimed. Colorado now has the ability to trade Reyes to any interested club but his contract might make a trade challenging and ultimately unrealistic.
Reyes was once considered to be one of the best shortstops in baseball. However, after a decline in his production, it is unlikely he is still viewed that way. The Mets and Yankees could be two interested teams if Reyes is moved, but the clubs might have to be desperate to pursue Reyes and his extensive contract. He is still due $6.37 million this season and is set to earn $22 million in 2016 and 2017. His current deal also includes a $4 million buyout of his $22 million option in 2018.
Reyes, 32, has posted a .282/.314/.389 batting line to complement six home runs and 41 RBIs over 90 games this season. He has also stolen 19 bases in his time with the Rockies and Mets.