…because calling him “Reyes” would be kinda confusing.
The Mets have signed erstwhile Tampa Bay closer and journeyman Al Reyes to a minor league deal, following his recent release by the Rays. He’s down in Class AA getting back into playing shape but could wind up being useful now that Billy Wagner‘s absence will extend for another few weeks at least.
Reyes wore No. 28 most recently for Tampa Bay but I suspect after suffering demotions, taserings, releasings and Class AA assignments, a player unofficially surrenders whatever equity he had in a number as well. Besides, 28 already belongs to Dan “Robocop” Murphy, and if they screw with him even a little, they’re crazy.
Nice to see the Mets winning the games they’re supposed to be winning, even while the offense scares me a little and the bullpen scares me a lot. Bring on Houston … and revenge.