“After a little while, you just want to win,” Reyes said. “It’s not about the money, because we are already set. We’ve got a contract and it’s now about winning. We’re not getting any younger, you know? What is he, 31? I’m 31. I want to win.”
Reyes, who has settled in with the first-place Toronto Blue Jays, says he was tired of the losing and waiting.
“At this point, we want to win. I’m tired of being in last place. I want to play meaningful games in September. The year that we went to the playoffs in 2006, oh, man, that was an unbelievable feeling. Just every game that we played, like wow, the intensity and stuff. I loved that. We’re in a good position this year to have a good year.”
Blue Jays catcher Josh Thole also chimed in, saying that the Mets are tough to play for.
“It was there from ’09 through ’12 and it was ‘wait till next year, wait till next year,” Thole said.
“The hardest thing in the baseball world, in my opinion, is to play in New York for the Mets. No. 1, you have a bunch of young kids coming up. Every day, there’s something. A story. Everything is a story there.”
“I would say it’s been the hardest for David,” Thole concluded. “He just signed that bangin’ deal. It’s just weird.”