Jose Reyes is in the final days of his current contract, but he has expressed interest in re-signing with the Mets this offseason.
Reyes, who went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI during Wednesday night's 7-1 win over the Braves, told reporters that he'd like to call Citi Field his home for another season.
"A lot of stuff went through my head because I don't know if I'm going to be here next year," Reyes told reporters. "I'm a free agent. I want to be here. But to see them cheering my name like that, that was an unbelievable feeling. I appreciate that from the fans, for the love that they showed me. We'll see what happens. It's going to be an interesting offseason."
Reyes re-joined the club in the middle of last season and compiled a .267/.326/.443 slash line over 60 games to help the Mets enter the postseason for the second consecutive year. However, Reyes has largely struggled this year, hitting .245 over 493 at-bats.
Next season Reyes will be 35, and with Wilmer Flores, Gavin Cecchini, Matt Reynolds and T.J. Rivera all likely to return, there might be little room for the veteran Reyes in the infield. A source recently told Newsday's Marc Carig that while Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera could both return, it is more likely the Mets pick up Cabrera's 2018 option.
However, Terry Collins has been pleased with the way Reyes has been a good presence in the clubhouse, especially for rookie shortstop Amed Rosario.
"His energy on the field is contagious," Collins said of Reyes. "He plays the game hard. He always runs hard. He always likes to play. He always gets ready to play. He's funny. He keeps guys loose. ... You need that kind of energy on a club."