Jose Reyes confirms nonchalance of New York Mets during off-season - MLB Update
After all the speculations about Jose Reyes’ defection to the Miami Marlins, the real story has been unveiled. In his first regular season outing against his former club, Reyes spoke of happenings during the off-season.
He clarified that leaving the club was the last choice he was left to resort to and that he will have loved to continue with them over a longer time period otherwise.
"If they don't make me any offer that means they don't want me to play here. That's why I play for another team now," He said.
Reyes was crowned Batting Champion last season. Along with this, he has earned numerous laurels while playing with the Mets. Therefore departure was a heartfelt instance. Through free agency then he became part of the Miami Marlins after signing a $108 million
As he was asked if he will like to return to the Mets if being offered a contract now, he plainly denied looking upon that option now.
"It's too late to think about that," he said. "I know they had a kind of problem there. I feel bad and feel sorry for them, but this is a business. I mean, they don't offer anything. That's in the past. I can't think about that anymore. I have a lot of respect
for the organization and wish all of the people there the best."
On the eve of off-season, the Mets were bridled by financial crisis and thus had to tighten their belt regarding funds allocation. It is believed that Reyes was one of the first victims.
Despite tremendous last season performance, he was not gone after by the club.
Inside sources report another story in this connection. The fact Mets fancied a decline in prospect from him, as they did not consider him worth chasing a player.
If one analyses the way Reyes has fared so far while playing with the Marlins, concerns were not entirely baseless. Fielding errors, not stealing the bases and line drives so typical of him do not appear to be on the menu this year.
Even in today’s game, he went hitless.
Reyes' words have silenced undue speculations being made about him and at-least fans will not be thinking of him negatively for now.
Irrespective of anything, the task at hand for him is to live up to what he is known for during this season.