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“Big losses, let’s put it that way,” he said.

With Reyes gone, Ruben Tejada becomes the Mets’ projected starting shortstop.

“We don’t expect him to be Jose Reyes,” Alderson said. “At some point, he will be what he can be as a player.”

In a matter-of-fact 20-minute briefing, Alderson didn’t concede the 2012 season would be a loss and maintained departure wouldn’t lead to a total rebuilding.

“I don’t think anything that Jose does or doesn’t do over the next few days has any impact on David Wright,” Alderson said. “Right now, we don’t contemplate trading David Wright.”