MLB trade rumors still include a Jose Reyes trade coming from the Miami Marlins at some point, especially because of the way the team has conducted another fire sale this year. According to CBS Sports though, Reyes could be entrenched at shortstop in Miami for the next few years.
Miami is stating publicly that they do not regret going after Reyes as a free agent and he is saying all the right things about signing with the team. All this with a fire sale going on and the Marlins falling further and further out of contention. He is definitely showing loyalty to the team, but just how long can a star player put up with losing?
The other consideration is that Reyes has a huge contract, coming in at $106 million over six seasons. He only makes $10 million this year, so that would leave five years and $96 million on the deal if he were to get traded. Not many teams are looking for a veteran shortstop at that price, especially with the injury history that Reyes has had.
So far this year, Reyes has posted a .287 batting average to go along with 42 extra base hits, 28 stolen bases and 62 runs scored. Those numbers aren't bad at all, but after he hit .337 with the New York Mets last season, the front office in Miami may have been expecting more.
What do you think about these MLB trade rumors involving the Miami Marlins? Is Jose Reyes a member of the Marlins until he retires at this point?