Jose Reyes will not be on the move, this according to sources close to the New York Mets. That news all but puts an end to the rumors that Reyes would be traded to the Boston Red Sox, who are in need of a solid middle infielder to par with Dustin "The Muddy Chicken" Pedroia.
The New York Mets now are certain they will not trade shortstop Jose Reyes before the July 31 deadline, league sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney on Wednesday. The Mets likely would have quite a few suitors for the All-Star, but he has been playing so well in recent weeks that the team has decided to hold onto him despite his pending free agency, sources said. (via ESPN)
This isn't a surprising move by the Mets, considering that Reyes is one of the faces of the franchise. Reyes has been having a stellar season, batting .350 with 126 hits and 15 triples to go along with three home runs and 32 RBI. In addition, Reyes has stolen 30 bases and has a .972 fielding percentage this season (10 errors).
Reyes would almost certainly help the Red Sox, but he has a high price tag considering that this is his contract year and he will want a long term big money deal at the conclusion of the season.