To the chagrin of millions of right-thinking, unflinchingly-righteous fans, and the media that bombarded us daily with screeds expressing their profound disappointment, Mark McGwire hits number 60 off Dennys Reyes in 1998.
Because that’s how it all happened, right?
Anywho, uh… Dennys Reyes, you guys. You know… Dennys Reyes? Soft tossing lefty reliever last seen getting absolutely shit-hammered over 1.2 innings for the 2011 Red Sox Dennys Reyes?
Yeah, about him. Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLBTR throws this at us:
Dennys Reyes told Puro Beisbol that he has offers from the Dodgers, Orioles, and Blue Jays. Among the three, Reyes said, “I’d like to return to the Dodgers,” the team he debuted with as 20-year-old in 1997 (translation via Nick Collias).
Yeah, I think we can rest assured that it would have been some form of minor league offer that the Jays have out to Reyes, who has been pitching (though mostly hurt) this year for Naranjeros de Hermosillo in Mexico, and who last posted a sub-4 xFIP, a walk rate below 10% and a strikeout rate above 20% for the 2008 Twins (and actually only did that one other time in his 15-year big league career, a stellar 2006 season in Minnesota).
But hey, the Jays are still fishing for some interesting depth at least, I guess.
Fuck, I don’t know. I think it’s gonna be a slow news day…