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...
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...