The fans chanted Jose Reyes' name in the late innings Wednesday, acknowledging the beloved infielder in what may have been his last home game. Reyes' contract expires at the end of the season, and it's uncertain whether the Mets will bring back one of their best players in franchise history. “I left one time as a free agent, and this time, end of my career, I'd love to finish my career here with the Mets," Reyes said. "But that’s not a decision I have in my hands.” As the Mets will decide whether or not to re-sign Reyes this winter, the infielder told The Record he is willing to take a hometown discount to remain with the team in 2018. Reyes is enjoying a strong finish to the season and is a mentor to top prospect Amed Rosario, but the Mets could replace him with younger and cheaper options. There have not been any discussions between the parties yet, per a source, and another source said no decision has been made on Reyes' future with the team. “I already made my money. At this point, for me, I don’t think it’s about that. It’s where I’m going to be comfortable and stuff," Reyes said. "This is home, this is where I live, this is where my family is at. I already made my money. I feel like this team has a good opportunity next year, if everybody stays healthy, to win. I want to come back.” The Mets added Reyes last season after he was released by the Rockies following his suspension for violating the league's domestic violence policy, and the partnership has been beneficial for both parties. Reyes had a strong year in 2016 to help the team to the playoffs, and has played in 143 games while manning five positions this year. it likely would not cost the Mets that much to re-sign Reyes for 2018, but there are other factors that could work against a possible reunion.
Reyes wants to finish career with Mets, but team could make changes
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