Jose Reyes Becomes New LeBron James, Bolts Mets, Signs 6 Year, $102 Million Deal With Miami Marlins

The Mets didn’t get their man.

The Miami Marlins and Jose Reyes have agreed to a six-year, $102M deal (pending a physical).

Physical pending, Jose Reyes will be the Marlins’ biggest-ever signing after accepting a reported $102 million over six years.

“Done deal,” said a source with knowledge of the agreement.

Reyes, the National League batting champ last season with a .337 average with the Mets, agreed to join the Marlins after the team sweetened their initial offer to an amount he couldn’t refuse.

By upping their offer to Reyes, they knocked the Mets out of the running to hang on to their shortstop. The Mets were reportedly willing to give Reyes no more than five-year deal worth $75 to $80 million.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/12/05/2531620/miami-marlins-jose-reyes.html#ixzz1feVbZRaT

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