MMO Fair or Foul: Reyes Still Hurt Mets Never Offered A Contract

An article by posted on February 16, 2012

Here’s something you may have missed on MLB.com, but originally featured in the NY Post.

As Jose Reyes prepares for his first Spring Training as a Marlin, the former Mets shortstop told the New York Post he’s still a bit hurt that the Mets didn’t offer him a contract.

“I understand it’s a tough situation for the organization,” Reyes told the Post. “What they’re going through isn’t easy, and that’s why I was hurt at the beginning. But with the problems they have, I get it. I feel bad for them.”

In signing a six-year, $106 million deal with the Marlins in December, Reyes left the only professional team he’d known and was therefore disappointed to not even receive an offer.

“At least come to me and say, ‘This is what we have,’” he said. “Make a push. Even if it’s not what I’m looking for, show me you still want me.”

Shortly after Reyes signed with Miami, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson admitted that he wanted to bring back Reyes and was disappointed in how the negotiations went.

“I wouldn’t say that we’re happy,” Alderson said at the time, admitting that Reyes “was the most important thing on our agenda.”

Expect this story to linger on all the way through late April when the Marlins come to Citi Field. Heck it may even last until the Rapture…

 

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