Ex-Met Jose Reyes not thrilled with being a Rockie


DENVER -- Jose Reyes, who went from the contending Toronto Blue Jays to the last-place Colorado Rockies in the trade for Troy Tulowitzki, is not thrilled with his new home.

"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," the ex-New York Mets shortstop told the Denver Post. "... I'm at the point in my career that I want to win. I say it over and over. I want to win. I don't want to spend the rest of my career on a last-place team. That's not the kind of player I feel like I am."

Reyes is owed $22 million apiece in 2016 and '17. He also is owed a $4 million buyout of the following year's salary.

"We'll see what happens here," Reyes continued. "But in the next couple years, I don't want to waste my time like that. ... I don't have to prove myself to anyone. People know what I'm capable of. I've spent a long time in this game. My numbers are down. Stolen bases, triples, whatever. But I'm 32 years old. If there's some part of my game I need to change, it's to stay healthy. Just stay on the field. At this point in my career, I have to be smart."