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Marlins close to a deal with Jose Reyes?

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Rumors are flying fast and furious that the Miami Marlins are close to finishing a deal with Jose Reyes worth $106 million over 6 years.

When healthy, Jose Reyes is one of the best shortstops in baseball. If healthy, he's worth what the Marlins are paying him.

The "when healthy" part is the problem, though...check out his stats, and in particular, his games played the last three seasons, compared to the rest of his career:

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2000 17 NYM-min Rk 49 159 132 22 33 3 3 0 8 10 4 20 37 .250 .359 .318 .677
2001 18 NYM-min A 108 435 407 71 125 22 15 5 48 30 10 18 71 .307 .337 .472 .809
2002 19 NYM-min A+,AA 134 622 563 104 162 26 19 8 62 58 24 46 77 .288 .343 .444 .787
2003 20 NYM-min AAA 42 181 160 28 43 6 4 0 13 26 5 15 25 .269 .333 .356 .690
2003 20 NYM NL 69 292 274 47 84 12 4 5 32 13 3 13 36 .307 .334 .434 .769
2004 21 NYM-min A+,AA 10 44 41 5 8 2 0 0 4 5 1 2 7 .195 .227 .244 .471
2004 21 NYM NL 53 229 220 33 56 16 2 2 14 19 2 5 31 .255 .271 .373 .644
2005 22 NYM NL 161 733 696 99 190 24 17 7 58 60 15 27 78 .273 .300 .386 .687
2006 23 NYM NL 153 703 647 122 194 30 17 19 81 64 17 53 81 .300 .354 .487 .841
2007 24 NYM NL 160 765 681 119 191 36 12 12 57 78 21 77 78 .280 .354 .421 .775
2008 25 NYM NL 159 763 688 113 204 37 19 16 68 56 15 66 82 .297 .358 .475 .833
2009 26 NYM NL 36 166 147 18 41 7 2 2 15 11 2 18 19 .279 .355 .395 .750
2010 27 NYM-min A+ 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2010 27 NYM NL 133 603 563 83 159 29 10 11 54 30 10 31 63 .282 .321 .428 .749
2011 28 NYM-min AA,A- 4 13 12 4 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 .333 .385 .667 1.051
2011 28 NYM NL 126 586 537 101 181 31 16 7 44 39 7 43 41 .337 .384 .493 .877
9 Seasons 1050 4840 4453 735 1300 222 99 81 423 370 92 333 509 .292 .341 .441 .782
162 Game Avg. 162 747 687 113 201 34 15 12 65 57 14 51 79 .292 .341 .441 .782
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/4/2011.

2009 was a lost season for Reyes, 2010 wasn't great, and while Reyes led the league in hitting in 2011, he still missed significant time. Shortstop isn't exactly a physically non-taxing position, and since he relies so heavily on his speed, injuries that impact his ability to run are going to disproportionately impact his value.

Miami has already signed Heath Bell to a 3 year, $27 million deal, and are supposedly also in on C.J. Wilson, although I don't think they're all that serious about Wilson (who I think ends up in Washington this week) or Prince Fielder, another guy they've flirted with.

Reyes has been their top target since the offseason started, though, and it looks like the Marlins are about to land him.