Report: Marlins Offer Jose Reyes Six Years, $90 Million

On Sunday, there was a report — apparently premature — that free agent shortstop Jose Reyes had signed with the Miami Marlins.

Today, Fox Sports reports that the Marlins have made Reyes a contract offer:

The Marlins’ offer to Reyes was six years, $90 million, according to one source; the team is declining comment. Obviously, the offer was not tempting enough for Reyes to accept immediately. But it was only a first offer.

There are a number of factors involved here, not the least of which is that the Marlins already have a pretty good shortstop, Hanley Ramirez. But they might be able to solve that problem:

The Marlins, if they sign Reyes, plan to move shortstop Hanley Ramirez to third base. They have not discussed the possibility of moving Ramirez to center field, still viewing him as an infielder, sources say.

However, as Rob Neyer wrote earlier today, Ramirez isn’t very excited about that. However, according to the Fox Sports article, Reyes could be very interested in signing in Miami, because:

… the free-agent shortstop is intrigued not only by playing in Miami but also by playing for manager Ozzie Guillen, a former major league shortstop.

Another advantage for the Marlins is that Reyes, after spending his entire career with the Mets, no longer would play his home games in cold or inclement weather.

As always, we await further developments.

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