Report: Jose Reyes, Miami Marlins Agree To Deal

The Miami Marlins made a huge free-agent splash on Sunday, signing shortstop Jose Reyes to a six-year, $106 million deal.

The Miami Marlins spent the last decade socking Cheetos and dollar bills under their mattress. The Cheetos were for their new uniforms. The dollar bills were for Jose Reyes. The All-Star shortstop agreed to a deal with the Miami Marlins, according to Ken Rosenthal. The deal is for six years and $106 million.

Reyes was the prize middle infielder on the free-agent market, and he essentially acts as a third-base upgrade, with incumbent shortstop Hanley Ramirez likely shifting over to third base. There is also the option of trading Ramirez, but considering the Marlins' acute need at third base and ownership's affection for Ramirez, that seems unlikely. 

Reyes had his best year as a pro in 2011, as the 28-year-old led the National League in batting average and triples. His .877 OPS and 143 OPS+ were both career highs, though he missed 36 games because of injuries. Ramirez's health has been a concern, as he's been on the disabled list in each of the last three seasons after four straight years with 700+ plate appearances.

The Marlins are stealing All-Stars from the Mets, who can't compete financially. When your dog comes up to you and meows tonight, just know that this is what started the end times.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.