“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."
In fact, Reyes said, he and Loria attended a dinner together only a couple of days before the trade, and “he was talking still about ‘get a nice house in Miami.’”
This week’s cover of Sports Illustrated features Ozzie Guillen and Jose Reyes of the new-look Miami Marlins. The team has a new payroll, park and personality to compete among baseball’s elite. (Jeffrey A. Salter/SI)