Jose Reyes just stopped by for his introductory press conference as a Miami Marlin. Most of the questions, of course, were about leaving the Mets. And here's all you really need to know, from Reyes' perspective.
"I wanted to stay in New York, but that didn't happen," Reyes said. "I just need to move on, because they didn't offer anything, really. They didn't make a real offer. So that means they don't want me there."
Fair or unfair, that was his camp's understanding of the situation. The Mets were interested in retaining Reyes, of course, but at a price that suited them. So their theoretical deal of five years and $80 million was blown away by Miami's offer of six years and $106 million.
Former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes on leaving his former club: 'They don't want me there'
Newark Star-Ledger | Dec 7