It is becoming almost a certainty that Jose Reyes will be leaving New York this off season. With his departure looming, the Mets will not just be losing a great talent but also one of the key faces of its franchise.

Reyes leaving signals to fans that the team may start looking to rebuild. However, the Mets have always been known to spend lots of money. They are not afraid to open up the check book and bring in big free agent names, for better or worse.

If the team is going to compete in one of the toughest divisions in baseball, they need to find someone to replace the productivity of Reyes. The answer to that is signing Jimmy Rollins.

The following 5 reasons are why the Mets must sign Jimmy Rollins.

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