Red Sox, Dennys Reyes Close To Deal

The Red Sox and reliever Dennys Reyes are close to agreement on a minor league deal, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com (via Twitter).  The reliever reached agreement with the Phillies on a one-year, $1.1MM deal in December before the deal hit an undisclosed "snag".

Reyes, 33, would be the latest in a series of upgrades to the Boston bullpen.  This winter the club has already signed Bobby Jenks and Dan Wheeler while retaining Hideki Okajima.  Reyes would be fifth notable lefty the BoSox have inked to a minor league deal this winter after signing Rich Hill, Andrew Miller, Randy Williams and Lenny DiNardo.

In 59 games for the Cardinals last season, Reyes turned in a 3.55 ERA with 5.9 K/9 and 5.0 BB/9.


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50 Comments on "Red Sox, Dennys Reyes Close To Deal"


MetsFanXXIII
4 years 7 months ago

I’m sorry about your financial problems Dennys, I really am. But they are your problems.

Redsoxn8tion
4 years 7 months ago

I hope he can be a reliable left hander for them in the biggs.

MetsFanXXIII
4 years 7 months ago

Maybe, I just felt the urge to quote Jurassic Park.

RahZid
4 years 7 months ago

You know that’s right

NickinIthaca
4 years 7 months ago

It was driving me nuts trying to remember why those words seemed so familiar to me…. Thank god for the internet

SierraM363
4 years 7 months ago

El Guapo!

vonhayesdays
4 years 7 months ago

would you say he has a plethora of pitches

start_wearing_purple
4 years 7 months ago

Well he had a plethora of pounds.

vonhayesdays
4 years 7 months ago

as long as he doesnt shoot the invisible man , theyll be all good

4 years 6 months ago

He’s the left-handed Rich Garces!

NomarGarciaparra
4 years 7 months ago

between Miller, Okajima, and Dennys, hopefully one of them can step up. i’m actually really excited to see what Miller can become. imagine him becoming a left-handed version of Bard!

Joe Schroeder
4 years 7 months ago

I will not miss his belly getting in his way to throw his slider in St. Louis anymore! I can’t believe this guy has a chance at a million dollar contract.

Karkat
4 years 7 months ago

Bullpen depth is never a bad thing.

But whenever I see Dennys Reyes, I can only see him as the player I was traded for in MLB ’09 The Show.

Gumby65
4 years 7 months ago

Now serving the Grand Slam Breakfast at Fenway…

John LeClair
4 years 7 months ago

At least we now have 2 Candidates to play Santa next year at Xmas at Fenway!

RahZid
4 years 7 months ago

Are you implying Santa can’t be black????? (Papi)

BoSoxSam
4 years 7 months ago

Are you implying Papi’s fat? Cause he’s kinda in pretty good shape lately 😛

4 years 7 months ago

Thank god, I was worried Bartolo Colon’s signing was the end of the fat jokes for this offseason.

johnsilver
4 years 6 months ago

Nobody tops Bartolo Colon as Santa. He would eat the suit if he missed a meal.

4 years 7 months ago

I think I read that the “snag” for Reyes was during the physical… if thats the case the guy has some risk involved, and might just be signing cheap to be with the Red Sox???

jmcbosox
4 years 6 months ago

couldve read, “reyes enjoyed a snack during physical”

JST1331
4 years 7 months ago

Thank god he didn’t come to the Phillies. I bashed the Phillies for trying to sign him but knowing my luck he will have a ERA below 1.00 for the Sox.

NomarGarciaparra
4 years 7 months ago

an ERA of 0.00 is not that hard when you pitch 0.0 innings.

RahZid
4 years 7 months ago

actually, it’s impossible, since you can’t divide by 0 😉

start_wearing_purple
4 years 7 months ago

Well we could make it a calculus problem. If innings equals x and earned runs equals y what is 9y/x as x approaches 0.

I haven’t studied calc 1 in years but I’m pretty sure the answer is infinity.

NomarGarciaparra
4 years 7 months ago

actually, the limit as x approaches 0 in 9y/x is undefined. you cannot have 0 in the denominator.

ERA only approaches infinity when y (earned runs) approaches infinity and x does not equal to 0.

jgmaynard
4 years 7 months ago

Well, he is never dividing by zero, just a very small number. The denominator is only approaching zero, so it is a legitimate function.

RahZid
4 years 7 months ago

It is in fact a legitimate function. Think of it as dividing by .00000000000000001 kind of. The denominator never actually reaches 0. God, I haven’t done calc in 4 years. So glad I went into IT Management.

jgmaynard
4 years 7 months ago

Pretty much the point I was trying to get across. :O)

jgmaynard
4 years 7 months ago

You are CORRECT, dear sahr!

jgmaynard
4 years 7 months ago

You know, I just realized something. Obviously, a manager is going to put guys doing a better job (in this case, runs per inning). Therefore, since the amount that he pitches (X) is dependent on the answer (runs per inning), the value (Y), goes back into the equation for the next game.
Here’s the neat bit – I BELIEVE that if you graphed that out, it would come out as a fractal! :O)

JM

Victor Kipp
4 years 7 months ago

hahaha stupid man hahaha screw calculus

jgmaynard
4 years 7 months ago

As I write in my book, ‘The Light of Alexandria,’ “Mathematics is the language with which nature speaks.”

Ferrariman
4 years 6 months ago

you are correct. It is infinity. Therefore Reyes will have an infinitely high ERA.

Steve_in_MA
4 years 7 months ago

A decent CHEAP depth signing, given that we have some much better options. I see Miller as a long-term rehab project, whose not gonna make the MLB squad out of the spring. Let’s see what Reyes can do in spring training. My prediction is he gets cut before the April break out, but maybe he can wiggle his way into a full-time bullpen role. Ya never know.

John LeClair
4 years 7 months ago

Reyes isn’t wiggling into anything…except the Buffet line.

Steve_in_MA
4 years 7 months ago

The buffet line … or perhaps that European man thong. Ouch.

RahZid
4 years 7 months ago

Can’t Unsee it!

start_wearing_purple
4 years 7 months ago

Well it’s a minor league deal so unless he has a stellar ST my bet is Reyes will be shipped off to AAA because the 40 man roster is set. For that matter the bullpen is pretty much set: Paps, Bard, Jenks, Wheeler, Wakefield, and Atchison. The real fight for the final spot is really between Hill, Miller, and Okajima and only Okajima is on the 40 man roster so odds are it’s his job to lose. I’d be surprised if Doubront doesn’t go to AAA to begin the season as a starter.

Steve_in_MA
4 years 7 months ago

Mostly agreed, except that Miller is not contending for an opening day roster position. He has lots to work on and a ton to prove. He came here for a long and arduous rehab with Curt Young, as well as our shoulder-strengthening program. The one Brad Penny sang so much praise about. He’s not coming out of AAA for a long time. But he’s a great investment for the future. The slot is definitely Oki’s to win or lose, but he could lose it if he’s not sharp. He better work hard. I’m pissed in the sense that Theo overpaid him and gave him an MLB contract. I’d have held out to give him a split contract.

The real fight then is between Oki, Hill and Reyes for one roster spot, unless Atchison for some reason doesn’t perform up to snuff in ST. Hill strikes me as a junk pitcher, max sustainable average at 80 MPH, which gives me no confidence in him. But let’s see how this shakes out.

Your guess on Doubrount is absolutely correct. He’ll stretch out and pitch in a starting role in Pawtucket. He’ll only be shifted to a relief role if we are without other left-handed options. I see him making 5 or 6 spot/emergency starts and maybe pulling some relief appearances in September, God willing.

RahZid
4 years 7 months ago

Question. After ST, how is he going to work with Young? I agree with you, don’t get me wrong. But that part doesn’t make sense to me.

johnsilver
4 years 6 months ago

No reason to keep Miller on the roster out of ST. Let him go to AAA, finish getting his thoroughly screwed over mechanics fixed that the Marlins messed up and hopefully pick back up that 3-4 mph that he lost as well and then bring him back up IF everything works out as a reliever.

Steve_in_MA
4 years 6 months ago

Agreed wholeheartedly.

$1742854
4 years 7 months ago

A minor league deal for Big Sweat? C’mon Twins–get in the game!

jgmaynard
4 years 7 months ago

Decent depth, and another person to fight for the spot of LH pitcher out of the bullpen.

Kaiser_Wilhelm_II
4 years 7 months ago

how is this “an upgrade?”

Victor Kipp
4 years 7 months ago

well.. he did have a better year than Okajima.

Sox1265
4 years 7 months ago

Of course king mustache

Steve_in_MA
4 years 6 months ago

But Reyes won’t have options if he’s brought up. Won’t we have to DFA him and subject him to waivers if we want to send him back down?

RahZid
4 years 6 months ago

I assume he would still check in with Young if things went off track. Anyway, I disagree with you including Buchholz in that list (unless they’ve promoted the AA pitching coach), Buchholz was sent to AA to work with their better minor league pitching coach, and I believe Miller will start off in AAA. Most of Buchholz’s struggles can be attributed to the AAA pitching coach, who altered his delivery. Although they certainly did good work with the other players you mentioned.