-It appears Dennys Reyes could be close to joining the Phillies. Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports said as much in a tweet a little while ago. The big lefty (he weighs in at 250) has spent the last two seasons in St. Louis and is a 13 year veteran. He’ll certainly fill a void left when the Phillies allowed J.C. Romero to walk after last season.
-Also on the Phillies list is lefty George Sherrill. The Phils were named front-runners for his services, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. It is possible the Phillies go after two cheaper options for the bullpen, especially after they were done in by the barrage of left-handed pitchers thrown their way by the Giants in the NLCS.
-Last but not least as far as lefty pitchers goes is Pedro Feliciano. The 34-year old has spent his entire career with the Mets and over the last three seasons has led the major leagues in appearances. Feliciano is a workhorse, but will cost much more than Reyes and Sherrill, plus it’s highly unlikely the Phillies grab all three.
–Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel tweeted that the Phillies have interest in utility man Delwyn Young who hit .236/.286/.414 in 207 plate appearances for the Pirates in 2010. Young, 28, can play second base, third base, and the outfield, which would allow the Phillies much needed flexibility should be a choice for the major league roster.
UPDATE, 4:44 pm: It might be time to cross Jesse Crain off the list as a possible right-hander out of the Phillies pen. I talked about him in our PN Writer’s Roundtable a while back, saying he could be a nice candidate to take over for Chad Durbin should they part ways for good. Well, not so fast. Scott Miller of CBSSports.com says Crain is looking for “Joaquin Benoit-money” or something in the $5 million-per-year range. Too rich. Nothing to see here.