Mets offered arbitration to Jose Reyes, ensuring themselves two draft picks if he walks. This is nothing more then a formality, for Reyes to accept arbitration he could only receive a one year deal. This is more about the Mets receiving compensation picks in the event that they can't re-sign him to a multi-year deal.
In a formality that allows them to recoup draft picks if he signs elsewhere, the Mets offered arbitration to Jose Reyes on Wednesday, the deadline to extend such offers. source ESPN NY