It's pretty clear to Jose Reyes why he's not a New York Met any more.
"They didn't make me an offer," Reyes said Wednesday at a news conference introducing him as a Miami Marlin at the Winter Meetings in Dallas. "They didn't want me."
Reyes agreed to a six-year, $106 million deal with the Marlins after the Mets decided to not make the shortstop an official offer, since GM Sandy Alderson said he knew the team wouldn't match what Reyes was looking for.
"I'm not going to say I'm disappointed," Reyes said after putting on the Marlins' new jersey and hat. "They had their own choices. I have to move on."
After the news conference, Reyes was asked by the MLB Network if he was surprised the Mets did not put in an offer.
"At least -- I've been there my whole career," said the 2011 National League batting champion.
Although Reyes did not receive a no-trade clause from Miami, the deal is back-loaded. Reyes will get $10 million in each of the first two years, $16 million in 2014 and then ...