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.


50 Responses to Red Sox, Dennys Reyes Close To Deal Leave a Reply

  1. MetsFanXXIII 4 years ago

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

    • Redsoxn8tion 4 years ago

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

    • NickinIthaca 4 years ago

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

  2. SierraM363 4 years ago

    El Guapo!

  3. NomarGarciaparra 4 years 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!

  4. Joe Schroeder 4 years 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.

  5. Karkat 4 years 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.

  6. Gumby65 4 years ago

    Now serving the Grand Slam Breakfast at Fenway…

  7. John LeClair 4 years ago

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

    • RahZid 4 years ago

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

      • BoSoxSam 4 years ago

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

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

    • johnsilver 4 years ago

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

  9. 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 ago

      couldve read, “reyes enjoyed a snack during physical”

  10. JST1331 4 years 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 ago

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

      • RahZid 4 years ago

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

        • start_wearing_purple 4 years 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 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 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 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 ago

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

          • jgmaynard 4 years ago

            You are CORRECT, dear sahr!

          • jgmaynard 4 years 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 ago

            hahaha stupid man hahaha screw calculus

          • jgmaynard 4 years ago

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

          • Ferrariman 4 years ago

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

  11. Steve_in_MA 4 years 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 ago

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

    • start_wearing_purple 4 years 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 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 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 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.

  12. $1742854 4 years ago

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

  13. jgmaynard 4 years ago

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

  14. Kaiser_Wilhelm_II 4 years ago

    how is this “an upgrade?”

  15. Steve_in_MA 4 years 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?

  16. RahZid 4 years 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.

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