For Reyes, Mets' caution will cost 'em

Alderson decided not to lock Jose down -- now he'll have to pony up to keep him

Updated: June 22, 2011, 10:49 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes might have entertained an extension offer last offseason. Actually, he probably would have, coming off a 2010 season in which he was tormented by thyroid and oblique problems and was still a season away from free agency.

But given Reyes now has his health and has put up monster numbers, it is no wonder his agent, Peter Greenberg, politely told GM Sandy Alderson this week after consulting with his client that there would be no in-season ...

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