NY Mets-Blog > It’s Time To Show Jose Reyes The Money

~ It has to feel pretty good to be #7 for the New York Mets right now. Jose Reyes is approaching a crossroads.

The 28-year old shortstop is currently playing the best baseball of his career. Reyes has given the Mets organization everything they could possibly want from him in 2011. He is also up for a new contract at the end of the season. It’s now time for the Mets to give their fanbase what it wants … a new contract for Jose Reyes.


This wouldn’t be any ordinary new contract. Professional athletes get new contracts all the time. In most cases, the contract scale normally works this way if an athlete becomes a big time player:

  • The Rookie Contract: The 1st contract a.k.a the rookie contract let’s an athlete know that they have arrived to the party. The fans are excited because their team has a player that’s developed into a buzz.


  • The All-Star Contract: In the event that athlete lives up to the potential and buzz that got them their rookie contract, there is this contract. The athlete has become a branding weapon for their team and it’s marketing strategy. Fans come to the ballpark to see them play.


  • The Franchise Contract: Every athlete that becomes an All-Star in their career won’t receive this contract. The athlete is now at it’s highest prestige level. Their overall talent and game-changing skills has not only been recognized, it has turned that into athlete into a made man. This is the contract that opens the door to an exclusive membership. Cuba Gooding Jr. said it best as Rod Tidwell in the 1996 film Jerry MaguireRead more of this post
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MLB > Dillon Gee Making An Impact For The Mets

~ Dillon Gee is making baseball fans aware that he plans on being in the majors for a long time to come. The 25 year old rookie has pitched lights out for the New York Mets this season. In a year that has had the Mets in the national headlines for all of the wrong reasons, Gee has been a bright spot for the team and it’s fan base.

Gee wasn’t even in the Mets starting rotation when the season started. He replaced Chris Young when he went down to a shoulder injury and hasn’t looked back since. He’s now 6-0 after his latest win against Atlanta. The Mets have not lost a game this season that Gee has started. (8 games)

Gee does not blow hitters away with overpowering stuff, he’s just putting quality innings together. It’s still early to crown him, however Gee is putting himself in the Rookie of The Year conversation. The Mets have managed to stay competitive despite the glaring holes in their lineup and the trade rumors surrounding Jose Reyes.

The team has money issues, they have attendance issues, the complaints are piling up about the lack of home runs being hit. The ownership situation was recently stabilized for now even though Fred Wilpon practically threw the team under the bus in a recent interview. The bottom line is the Mets are getting a shot in the arm from their youngsters. This is big for this teams future. Let’s keep an eye on Dillon Gee as the season continues

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