Jose Reyes To The Bronx? Yankees GM Brian Cashman Says No Way

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Yankees fans can keep on dreaming.

If the Mets move Jose Reyes at the trading deadline — or if he decides to test free agency after this season — one thing’s for sure: Reyes won’t wind up in pinstripes.

“That’s just not going to happen,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday night, according to the New York Daily News.

Reyes told the Mets on Tuesday that he’s unwilling to negotiate a new contract until season’s end.

We have an everyday shortstop in Derek Jeter,” Cashman added. “And … an everyday shortstop that would be playing for a lot of clubs in Eduardo Nunez. The Yankees don’t have a need now or in the future for a shortstop.”

Cashman said he’s not averse to making a cross-town trade, landing Armando Benitez for prospects in 2003 and Robin Ventura for David Justice in 2001, though he admitted “no one wants to make a mistake in their own backyard.”

The last Yankees-Mets swap occurred in 2004, when the Bombers traded Felix Heredia for Mike Stanton.

“I’m not afraid to make a trade with them. I’ll do anything,” Cashman said.

The Mets are expected to field offers for All-Stars Francisco Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran prior to the July 31 trading deadline. Whether Cashman will make the local call is anybody’s guess.

“If I feel I am doing better and we’re bettering ourselves, I’ll do it,” said Cashman. “There’s a lot of people in the chain of command that you’ve got to convince … I am sure that’s true on both sides.”

Should Cashman open up to the idea of Reyes on the Yankees? Sound off in the comments below…

  • jny

    What does DREAMN’T mean? Dream Not? Anyway, Jose Reyes would be a great addition to the Yankees. However, I wouldn’t trade Jeter for Reyes, Pujols, Cliff Lee, and Tulowiski combined. There are certain things you just don’t do, regardless of whether or not they may be the rational thing to do. And trading Derek Jeter is just one of those things. You don’t ever, ever trade away one of the greatest players in the history of the greatest franchise in professional sports history. Period. Having said that, given that Reyes is a free agent after this year, all of this “Who would you trade for him?” talk is irrelevant. The Yankees can print money, and I say they print up a bit more for Jose Reyes, because he would look great in pinstripes. I don’t know if he’d be willing to cut that ridiculous hair, though.

  • John

    Brian Cashman Says No Way but he is drooling to have Reyes. Just because he doesn’t want Jeter to get offended.
    How long Jeter last on SS? He is old!

    • Paul D

      Drooling? Let’s face it. Reyes is an extraordinary talent but has taco filling for brains. His baseball IQ would not even register on the lowest spectrum of the charts. What happened to him in the strectch run of ’07 and ’08? He wilted and choked while watching the Phillies get clutch hit after clutch hit.

      • Baseballfanf

        Jose Reyes might not be fluent in english. But he sure is a smart man. And is making more than you are. Any team would love to have the leader in average, first in triples, second in hits and stolen bases. compare the taco filling brain (according to you) with all the other shortstops in the league. Now, maybe if you were to speak both languages english and spanish. You would realize how much higher is IQ can be…enough said.

  • Sean T

    Why is Cashman so dismissive? You NEVER say ‘no way’ to a player. If the Mets wanted to trade Reyes for Jeter and Nunez you wouldn’t do it? Would you trade Nick Swisher for Reyes? Francisco Cervelli? If not, you should lose your job immediately. So since you never know what offer you’re gonna get, you should NEVER completely rule out trading for a player. Because how do you know what the Mets want back in return?
    And there’s a great irony is Cashman’s words too. He’s right that the Yankees have a very pedestrian, very ‘everyday’ shortstop in Jeter/Nunez. But Jose Reyes is an exceptional, extraordinary, MVP caliber shortstop.
    I love Jeter, he’s a legend, a top 10 Yankee, but he’s an average SS in MLB right now. If you can trade an average player past his prime for a young stud, you do it, case closed.

    • Big Bear

      Sean T, Reyes is also looking for a huge pay day. Jeter is making $19 mil a year, with 3 more yrs left in he’s new contract and you’re saying the Yankees should trade for Reyes & pay him a ton of money as well to play a position already taken.

      Reyes is having a stand out first half so far, MVP caliber, doubtful. He’s a career .286 hitter, great speed & great glove. You just woke-up from a deep coma & think this is Reyes 1st season in the bigs. He’s been in the league for nine 9 yrs now & is not worth the money he’s asking for

      Cano will soon be eligible for free agency by 2012 or 13. How much money you think he will be asking for?

      You’ve forgotten that the Yankees just won the WS in ’09. Cashman has done a great job as a GM. Now many GMs has won more titles then Cashman? It’s not a trick question, but being that you’re not too bright I’ll give you a hint….0

      Case is closed, class is dismissed.

  • McQueen

    Never has Reyes expressed any dream of playing for the despicable Yankees

    • Jeter

      McQu*er, everyone dreams of playing for the Yankees, even loser Mets fans like yourself. No one, I mean no one ever grows up saying one day I will play for the loser Mess.

      When Reyes heard Cashman & the Yankees had no interest in him he had an attack just on the thought that maybe he had to stay with the Mets.

      The first thing he said was, “please get me a doctor, but not a Mets doctor”

      • g

        Jeter You’re an idot! Your 3rd basemen always said he dreamn’t of playing for the METS since he was a child not the yankees. He was forced to go to the yankees since they overpaid for him he would have gladly gone to the RedSox also. Do your homework before making asinine statements

        • Jeter

          The G probably stands for gives he*d, so one player in all of baseball wanted to play for the loser Mets. Is that all you got?.

          When A-Rod had a chance to play for the losers they passed him up, why? because the Mets are dumb*ss*s.

          With a chance of finally getting a true superstar, the losers choose not to, yet they signed players like Bay, K-Rod, resigned Perez & Castillo

          As for Boston sh** for brains, he wanted out of Texas, not because he wanted to play for the Sox.

          Damn son your stupid, the one who needs to do the homework before making asinine statements was you Cheetah.

    • Paul D

      Yeah, you wish that the team you root for was as dispicable. Your envy, hate , and self loathing have ultimately caused a severe breach with reality. And if this is a moniker- change it. It does nothing but serve to desecrate the memory of a great actor and man.

  • dabooch

    The coconut doesn’t fall to far from the tree.

  • Johnnie

    No way jose! I hope he don’t let him go somewhere beside the BX. No need to go there.

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