Thursday, December 09, 2010

Dennys Reyes = Newest Phucco

The Phils signed lefty reliever Dennys Reyes to a one year contract worth $1.1 million.

The 33 year old Reyes has played for LA, CIN, COL, TEX, ARI, KC, SD, MIN, STL and PIT, making Reyes the latest in a long line of Phuccos. He also may be one of the chubbiest Phuccos of all time. Baseball-reference.com lists Reyes at 6'3" and 250 pounds. Bullshit. With a gut like that, he's maybe 6'1" 250 or 6'3" 265 but hell, his giant fat head weighs at least 50 pounds.

Besides eating, Reyes didn't do anything very well last season. A lefty specialist, he allowed lefties to hit .307 and get on base at a .409 clip. Both number are well above his career averages of .238 and .332, respectively. He also walked 12 batters in only 38 innings in 2010. Yikes.

Here's hoping Reyes puts 2010 behind him and reverts to his prior form. But if he doesn't, here's also hoping the Phils cut their modest loss early and don't let Reyes walk batters well into September...
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Free Agency C.R.E.A.M.
Just a quick update on free agency.

Jayson Werth, a 30+ outfielder with three years as a starter and numbers buoyed by a (not likely to be repeated) season with 46 doubles, got seven years and $126 million.

Carl Crawford got seven years and $142 million from the Red Sox. Best outfielder on the market got the best contract. But is CC worth $20 mil per year?

Old, slow, deteriorating shortstop Derek Jeter got $51 million and three years. $17 million per year to hit .270 and watch grounders roll into the outfield unmolested? Yeah, great deal.

Carlos Pena got a year and ten million dollars from the Cubs. Pena hit .196 and slugged only .407 last year.

What recession? MLB still following the "cash rules everything around me" business model. Proceed to obligatory Wu Tang photoshopped picture...

10 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Dollar, dollar bill ya'll!

GM-Carson said...

Art Mahan, the oldest living Phillie (well, not any longer) died Tuesday. I'll begin working on a Phlashback Phriday for him shortly.

GM-Carson said...

Pirates sign Phillie-hater Scott Olsen. I think this might be a good deal for them. They got him cheap.

Phils selected Michael Martinez from the Nationals in the Rule 5 draft. He's nothing but competition for Valdez this spring.

SirAlden said...

BA .325 Triple AAA Syracuse. Interesting. 5th Bench Spot over Valdez?

Or 5th Bench Spot with no Righthanded RFer signed.

Francisco RF (R), Gload RF (L), Snyder C (L), Valdez IF (R), Martinez IF (S)

Makes sense in that we need an infielder, there are none in the upper levels of the org, and what would happen if J-Roll goes down again. Interesting.

SirAlden said...

Miss the Flashback Fridays.

GM-Carson said...

Sir Alden- if Rollins goes down again they have Valdez. He's not great, but he's not horrible for a stopgap either.

This Rule 5 Martinez doesn't really have a chance at making it in my opinion. He never really hit until his age 27 season last year.

Lake Fred said...

IMO, Martinez will not be clogging up a 25th man roster spot like the Model Dictator or Mr. Herndon. He'll be cast aside before the team heads north on April.

Dr. Steve said...

Valdez was great in my opinion. He hit in the clutch very well, and his defense I trusted over Rollins or Playoff Utley. I don't know why they Rule Five'd a crap player, take someone young with a huge upside but who sucks and see if you can fix him. That's what the Rule 5 is for, isn't that right, San Fransisco Giants taking that guy with a huge last name from us last year.

Also, Carl Crawford is going to be a bust. Not a "bust" in the terms that he sucks, but a "bust" in the terms that he's not some kind of superstar. But he is a good talent and a good hitter, and a lefty in Boston always does well. But that deal is crazy for someone who, while the best on the market, isn't the best in the league.

SirAlden said...

If he goes down who is the infielder on the bench.

GM-Carson said...

Who cares?