Jose Reyes is looking for a $100 million contract this winter at minimum, a source has told Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
“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,’” Sherman tweeted today.
Reyes just finished a four-year, $23.25 million deal he signed with the Mets in 2007, which allowed the club to exercise a $9 million option to keep him for 2011. Some analysts expect that he will demand a similar contract to the one that Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford was awarded this offseason, which was worth $142 million over seven years.
In 2011, Reyes hit .337/.384/.493 with 39 stolen bases, 101 runs, and a league-leading 16 triples. Over the course of his nine-year career he has hit .292/.341/.441 and averaged 57 stolen bases per year.