Jose Reyes, winning over teammates since 2003.
He’s not interested in playing for a team that isn’t competitive. And the Rockies, on pace for another 95-loss season, likely aren’t interested in an aging, high-priced veteran. Colorado owes Reyes more than $56 million through the 2017 season. He’s now their highest-paid player.
“You come from a ballclub that was competing for a spot in the playoffs. And you come to a club in last place. You think about that,” Reyes said of the trade that ripped ...
Unless the Rockies would be picking up a LOT of cash, this sounds like a bad idea for the Yankees.
It’s no surprise Reyes cleared waivers as he’s surely worth a bit less than the $55 million remaining in his Marlins deal that goes through 2017. Reyes doesn’t really feel like a fit in Colorado (originally, they had preferred to do the deal without him), and while he was polite about it, Reyes sounded like a guy who wouldn’t mind a return to New York and the Mets in interviews when the Rockies ...
Reyes, a shell of his former self, longs to play for a contender and wants to finish his career in New York.
When I retire, I’m going to go home and say, ‘I played for what?’ You know, if I don’t win anything.”
This is some sad stuff!!!
Quite a haul for the Rockies.
According to MLB.com’s Thomas Harding, Monday’s blockbuster trade sends big league shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and reliever LaTroy Hawkins to Toronto for right-handers Jeff Hoffman and Miguel Castro, the Jays’ No. 3 and 5 prospects. A third prospect yet to be named and Major League shortstop Jose Reyes are also headed to Colorado.
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