Jayson Werth has retired after 15 Major League seasons, but he didn't enter 2018 planning to hang up his cleats.
Werth played 36 games with the Seattle Mariners' Triple-A affiliate before opting to retire.
While appearing on Howard Eskin's podcast, Werth discussed his journey to land a job this past offseason.
"I had offers in November and I was advised by my former agent to wait. Ill-advised, I guess. Spring training came and went and by about halfway through spring training, I felt like I should -- I trained all winter, I was ready for spring training -- so I took matters into my own hands. I called every team -- you'll love this one -- I called every team but one to try and get a job," Werth said.
"The team I didn't call? The Mets."
"I wouldn't play for them."
Werth spent four seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies and seven with the Washington Nationals, which would seemingly be the reason for his animosity toward the Mets.