Joel Sherman at the New York Post writes about Jose Reyes and about the off chance that he might think that he under sold himself when he signed his contract in 2006 as to one of the reasons for his performance late last season and early this season:
One theory that has often floated about to explain why Jose Reyes has not been Jose Reyes for a while now is that he is upset at his contract. I never really did buy that theory. He received the deal during the 2006 campaign and played spectacularly to about the midway point of last year. Was it then that it dawned on him that he undersold himself? Also, let’s keep in mind that even if the New York Mets pick up his very affordable option in 2011, he is looking at nearly $30 million between now and then. Not as much as he could have made by a long stretch if he went year to year. But certainly enough to scrimp by on for a while.