Saturday, February 05, 2011

Red Sox 'Pen Gets Lefty Better

Good morning on this frigid (what else?) Saturday morning. It seems the Boston Red Sox have deepened their already deep bullpen with the addition of a fine lefty. This is from SI dot com from late last night...

"According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, the Red Sox are nearing an agreement with left-handed reliever Dennys Reyes on a minor league deal. Reyes reportedly had agreed to a one-year, $1.1 million deal with the Phillies earlier in the offseason, but that deal did not get finalized.
Reyes, who turns 34 in April, has recorded 50 or more appearances in each of the last five years, amassing a 2.63 ERA in stops with the Twins and Cardinals. In 2010, he made 59 appearances for St. Louis with a 3.55 ERA. In his career, Reyes has held lefties to a .238 average and .669 OPS. In 2010, however, he suffered an odd reversal of his splits, holding righties to a .177 mark with a .481 OPS, while lefties hit .307/.862 against him."

What the Red Sox are trying to do, and they're darn close, is build a championship club in every respect...pitching, relief pitching, offense and defense. Don't look now but they're SO close if not already there. But don't forget about Texas and Philadelphia. I won't.

The "Big Game" comes up in two days. After that, it's RED SOX BASEBALL all the time. Have a great weekend and as always, BE WELL. Oh, I'll have my Super Bowl prediction tomorrow, for what its worth (not much). Click on this post's title for more baseball news. See ya.

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