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Einhorn exit sealing Reyes departure?

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08:19 AM ET 09.02 | David Einhorn appeared for the Mets to be Plan A. Insiders familiar with the Mets' Plan B said the Wilpons now will seek to come up with the $200 million Einhorn was to provide, or some other amount in that ballpark, by getting family and friends to invest in smaller pieces -- $15 million here, $20 million there. They portrayed that as a smooth alternative. There will be no path for any investor to become majority owner. Still, if that were such an ideal alternative, it stands to reason it would have been Plan A. The bottom line Mets fans want to know is this: How will nixing the Einhorn deal affect any Jose Reyes negotiations and how the team conducts business more generally this winter?

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September 2, 2011  08:26 AM ET

Hope they have a Plan "C" lol.

September 2, 2011  08:27 AM ET
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Hope they have a Plan "C" lol.

did you really laugh when you typed this?

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September 2, 2011  08:41 AM ET

Bernie Madoff, Bobby Bonilla, Fred Wilpon, Saul Katz.......someone shoot me!!

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September 2, 2011  09:00 AM ET

Those poor, long suffering Muts fans... No one deserves a team ownership as incompetent as the Wilpon family.

No investor is going to toss in 15 - 20 million to support the Wilpons and have no say in the running of the team.

Sadly, the Muts fans will have to boycott until the Wilpons are forced to sell, ala the Dodgers.

I'm a Yankee fan, but I feel for the Muts fans. .

September 2, 2011  09:34 AM ET
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Those poor, long suffering Muts fans... No one deserves a team ownership as incompetent as the Wilpon family. No investor is going to toss in 15 - 20 million to support the Wilpons and have no say in the running of the team.Sadly, the Muts fans will have to boycott until the Wilpons are forced to sell, ala the Dodgers.I'm a Yankee fan, but I feel for the Muts fans. .

....or $200 million

September 2, 2011  09:38 AM ET
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The Brewers will be in the market for a SS and have money left over after Prince walks...

If they can't pay $20m for Prince to stay, what makes you think they can pay Reyes $22m+?

September 2, 2011  09:41 AM ET

Looks like the Wilpons were worried about losing control of the team

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September 2, 2011  09:50 AM ET
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Where are you getting these numbers?

From fact. The Brewers had already offered Prince a 5-yr $100m contract, which Boras rejected. Reyes' agent has already indicated that the Crawford deal would be the benchmark for Reyes' new deal.

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September 2, 2011  10:01 AM ET
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I've heard Crawford's 7 yr 142M and Tulo's 10 yr 154M contracts will be guidelines. That places Reyes' value at 15.4M to 20.2M, not the 22M you stated.And you're right, the Brewers did offer 20M/year for Prince, showing that they could indeed pay the same amount for Reyes.

Tulo's contract isn't comparable since his is a contract extension with 3 of those years replacing his last 3 arbitration years. So his annual salary would obviously be less. Case and point from '11 - '13 he would only be making $23m total.

Reyes is younger than Crawford and plays a premium position. He's also having a huge year. So if Crawford is getting $20m. Reyes' agent will undoubtedly ask for more.

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September 2, 2011  10:09 AM ET
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Tulo's contract isn't comparable since his is a contract extension with 3 of those years replacing his last 3 arbitration years. So his annual salary would obviously be less. Case and point from '11 - '13 he would only be making $23m total.Reyes is younger than Crawford and plays a premium position. He's also having a huge year. So if Crawford is getting $20m. Reyes' agent will undoubtedly ask for more.

$22 mil - 23 mil is where I've heard most baseball experts expect Reyes to get, especially if he continues this career year.

September 2, 2011  10:17 AM ET
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But his durability concerns will knock his value. No one is paying him what Crawford got.

Crawford shouldn't be getting paid what Crawford got, but he did and he is.

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September 2, 2011  10:18 AM ET
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It'll be easy to continue if he can't get back on the field.

I wonder if he has Aflac.

September 2, 2011  10:19 AM ET
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It'll be easy to continue if he can't get back on the field.

As of last night he was on the field.

 
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