A longtime nemesis of the Phillies, Jose Reyes should be avoided for the simple reason of losing the contentment of the fanbase. The fans would no doubt be unhappy with the signing of an aging Reyes who will ultimately have little impact on the team’s proceedings moving forward.
Last season, Reyes hit .246 for the Mets playing the majority of his games at third base for them. Reyes was only paid 535K last year, but will likely be looking for more than that as well as a starting job as he explores free agency.
His presence would only bring animosity among the fans from a front office that should be doing everything in their power to please the fanbase of a struggling team.