You Can Call Me Al

…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.



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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by Bluenatic (not verified) on Fri, 08/22/2008 – 1:58pm.
    If/when Al Reyes is called up to the big club, will it be the first time in franchise history the Mets have had three players with the same last name on the 25-man roster?

    I think Anderson, Orlando,

    Submitted by Ranjrz5 on Fri, 08/22/2008 – 2:30pm.
    I think Anderson, Orlando, and Roberto Hernandez were on the 25-man together sometime during ’05 or ’06..

    We certainly cornered the

    Submitted by Felix Millan (not verified) on Fri, 08/22/2008 – 5:00pm.
    We certainly cornered the market on Francos…

    Yes, the Hernandezes in

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Fri, 08/22/2008 – 9:42pm.
    Yes, the Hernandezes in 2006.

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