Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes blasts Miami Marlins owner Jeffery Loria
February 16th, 2013 by Umair Hassan | No Comment |
Veteran Major League shortstop and currently Toronto Blue Jays ace Jose Reyes has blasted Miami Marlins owner Jeffery Loria for his unethical ways to trade him in the offseason.
Showing disappointment, Reyes told the media that he was given assurance by Jeffery Loria that he will not be traded.
“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."
The 29-year-old Reyes added, “That was kind of crazy, 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? For a couple of days, a couple of weeks, you know, I still couldn't believe what was going on, But by now, I'm here in spring training, looking forward to getting on the field with my new team. It is what it is."
The Marlins signed Reyes in 2011 for six-year worth $106 million deal. In the last particular season, he showed consistent plays and proved his valour. Performing at a hitting average of .287, Reyes certainly impressed many during the last MLB season. However, as soon the season was ended, the Miami management surprisingly traded him to the Blue Jays in a multi player deal.
"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."