It was going to be a bitter parting no matter what, because in some ways Jose Reyes is still the same sensitive kid who never seemed to forgive Willie Randolph for pulling him out of a game for not hustling way back when the Mets still mattered.

Am I missing something or aren't the rather irrelevant Mets of the moment the losers here? It's surely not Reyes.

The shortstop got his $106 million and what he called a "perfect situation" by signing with the wild-spending Marlins. Yet the sensitive kid in him was hurt enough to take a swing at his old ballclub here on Wednesday at his introductory press conference.

"They don't offer me anything, really," Reyes said of the Mets. "They didn't want me there."