Former Miami Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes still is not done expressing his discontent with the Marlins organization and particularly owner Jeffrey Loria. In a story that broke on Friday. Loria not only insisted on Reyes being untradable for the Fish, but insisted on him buying a home in Miami.
"I was shocked, because Jeffrey Loria, he always told me he's never going to trade me," Reyes said on his first day as a Blue Jay. "He always called my agent and said, 'Tell Jose to get a good place here to live,' and stuff like that."
When asked about whether he remains in contact with the Marlins, he made it very clear that he (rightfully) wanted to move on from his time with the Fish.
"After the trade, I don't talk to those guys," he said. "After the trade, everything's done. So I don't need to talk to them because they traded me. So why do I need to talk to them? If they trade me, that means they don't want me there. So I don't need to approach them and say, 'Why'd you trade me?' and stuff like that. Like I said, I was with [Loria] a couple days before the trade and he no say anything. So that caught everybody by surprise."
Asked if he would like to see Loria and get an explanation for why he wasn't warned about the deal, Reyes said: "I don't need to see him. And he don't want to see me, because he traded me."
The response is pretty understandable given the poor way in which he and the team parted ways. After all, the Marlins seemed to signal that he would all but assuredly be in a Marlins uniform in 2013, only to send him away just a few days later. If your boss did that to you at your workplace, you probably would not be happy either. The feelings Reyes shared are exactly the reason why the Marlins will have difficulty in the future spending money on free agents to come to Miami.
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