By: Michael Ganci

Reyes: I’d Love to Finish My Career in New York


As I was making my rounds this morning, I couldn’t help but feel bad for the man that many claim Citi Field was built for, Jose Reyes, who continues to dwell on yet another losing team.

In what was definitely the most surprising deal at the deadline, Reyes was part of a deal from Toronto to Colorado for Troy Tulowitzki and LaTroy Hawkins. The Rockies got an aging shortstop in Reyes, while their biggest acquisition was salary relief by getting out from under Tulowitzki’s ridiculous contract.

But Reyes, who came oh so close with the Mets in 2006, has floundered since he took the money and took his talents to South Beach. When he signed with the then Florida Marlins, he was told he would never be traded. There’s a big Spanish contingency in Florida, so Reyes would be comfortable. One year later, he was dealt to Toronto. Now, with Toronto seemingly becoming the team to beat in the American League, Reyes isn’t there to enjoy it, as Toronto went all in by adding Tulowitzki to be the final piece.

Reyes, who still spends the off-season at his Long Island home, said he still thinks about one day being a Met, and even said he’d love to finish his career in Flushing.

“It’s not that easy,” Reyes said Tuesday afternoon, after he had had some more time to reflect. “I’d love to — not now, because I have two more years on my deal. But I’d love to finish my career here in New York. I have some great memories here.”

For more on Reyes, check out Tim Rohan’s story in the New York Times by clicking here.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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