Mets INF Jose Reyes is certain that he wants to finish his big league career with the Mets, per The Post's Mike Puma.
Following this season, Reyes will become a free agent as his club option is the last leg of his contract he signed over a year ago. He hopes he can sign another contract with the Mets this offseason as he can see no other place to finish his career.
"Did I want to come here? For sure," Reyes said. "Do I want to finish my career here? One hundred percent."
"At this point I just want to be here because it's home for me and this is where I feel comfortable playing, but I don't have that in my hands."
Reyes left the Mets in 2011 to join the Marlins while the Rockies released him two years ago due to his domestic violence arrest.
It may be hard for the Mets to sign Reyes if they wish to keep INF Asdrubal Cabrera who has a $8.5 million club option for the 2018 season. If he is signed, Reyes may a tough time showing his worth to a team who already has Wilmer Flores, T.J. Rivera, and Amed Rosario as younger infield options.
But manager Terry Collins is a fan of Reyes and believes he is a good clubhouse presence for the younger players on the team.
"I've been a huge Jose Reyes fan forever becasue he loves to play," Collins said. "And I like guys who want to play and like to play, and Jose -- unless there's an injury -- he wants to play every day. He loves it."
"I think his presence in that clubhouse, bobviously he has a lot to say to the Latin guys because it's easy for him, plus who he is, they know -- they've been told -- and certainly he's been an idol to many of them so he's got a lot to say about those guys."
Reyes did not have a great start to the season as he posted a .215 batting average in the first half. However, he picked up the pace with a current .288 average in the second half that includes a .302 average in the month of July.
"I know that I started the season horrible, but after a little while, I feel I have been playing pretty good baseball," Reyes said. "I wish that I could come back next year for this team."
Overall, Reyes is hitting .238 with 12 homers and 47 RBI in 126 games this season.