Okay, just for fun, let’s stick another pin in that tattered Jeffrey Loria voodoo doll.
Come on down, Jose Reyes, it’s your turn to carve the Marlins’ owner a new one for betraying the spirit, if not the letter, of the free-agent contract he signed last year by trading the shortstop to Toronto.
“I was shocked, because Jeffrey Loria, he always told me he’s never going to trade me,” Reyes said on his first day at Blue Jays training camp. “He always called my agent and said, ‘Tell Jose to get a good place here to live,’ and stuff like that.”
In fact, Reyes and Loria dined together only a few days before the trade, and “he was talking still about, ‘Get a nice house in Miami.’
“That was kind of crazy,” the 29-year-old Reyes said. “I mean, how can you want me to spend some money in Miami, when I have my house in New York, and you’re going to trade me in two days?”
That was the last conversation Reyes had with the Marlins owner and he’s not counting the days until the next one.
“After the trade I didn’t talk with those guys. I don’t need to talk to them because if they traded me, I don’t need to talk to them. That means they don’t want me there, so I don’t need to approach them and say why did they trade me, stuff like that.
“No, I don’t want to see Jeffrey and he doesn’t want to see me because he traded me.”
The Marlins’ loss is the Blue Jays’ gain. Reyes has a chance to be the best Blue Jays shortstop since Tony Fernandez.
Jose Reyes' turn to slam Jeffrey Loria
Toronto Sun | Feb 16