"Maybe I felt upset about it, because I wanted to be a New York Met," Alomar, who will make $8 million this season, said to the Associated Press. "I'm not offended that they didn't offer me a contract. Maybe I'm a little sad that I might not be here after next year."
Steve Phillips also stated that he is not going to negotiate contract extensions with any of the players that are in their last year of their contracts.
"We haven't had a lot of flexibility headed into the last couple of off seasons,'' Phillips said to the Associated Press. "I think our preference is to evaluate how everything goes and be able to make choices."
Jeromy Burnitz talked about his situation.
``There's no reason for me to be even thinking about that, I've got seven months here to play baseball and then, for the first time in my career, be able to have those kind of choices,'' Burnitz said to the Associated Press.
The outfielder finished last season hitting .215 with 19 homers and 54 RBIs. He stated that retiring following the season, if things continue to go bad, is not out of the question.
"I've thought about it since the day I started," Burnitz continued to the Associated Press. "It's one of those things you think about, it doesn't mean it's something that's prominent."
Information from The Associated Press was used in their report.