Hot Stove: Jose Reyes to the Marlins, Says Some Guy on TwitterBy
Depending on whose sources you trust – if you trust any at all, and I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t – Jose Reyes should become a member of your soon-to-be Miami Marlins at some point today. Or maybe he won’t.
So, should you be getting excited or should you be expecting another let down of Manny Ramirez proportions?
Maybe I’m cynical, but if you’re asking me, I’d say my feelings on the Marlins free agency experience fall somewhere in line with this guy’s:
On Friday night at an invitation-only shindig, the team officially will change its name to the Miami Marlins and introduce a new logo and new uniforms. At 11 p.m. on the 11-11-11 event, they will open a team store at the new ballpark to peddle new apparel. Turning a uniform unveiling into a Friday night celebrity bash is so Miami. And just to make sure the occasion is worthy of paparazzi, they are talking up the chances of signing Reyes or Pujols in the preceding days.
But, maybe, hopefully, I’m wrong, and the Marlins make a big splash this offseason, signing a guy like Reyes, Wright or Fielder. (My “sources” tell me there’s a 0% chance they land Pujols.) I just wouldn’t get too giddy about anything until it happens. Once this team proves that it’s willing to do more than just get its name in the headlines, then we can reassess future excitement.