UPDATE: The Manny Ramirez-Angels thing is bogus

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UPDATE: Well, that lasted three minutes. Apparently the Manny-Angels thing was bogus.  Didn’t see Bill Shaikin’s tweet on it last night.  Attention Toronto Star: update your story. Thanks!

10:31: I try to stay 100% on top of everything that’s going on, but sometimes things fall through the cracks.  But usually this kind of thing doesn’t. The Toronto Star saying that the Angels and Manny Ramirez have a deal in place:

But while the signing may have helped solidify the Jays’ bullpen, it appears their chances of acquiring slugger Manny Ramirez have dissipated. Ramirez is believed to be on the verge of signing a one-year deal with Anaheim, with the Angels having reportedly agreed to the deal.

I haven’t seen this anywhere, have you?  Last I saw was that report from Friday when a bunch of teams had reported interest, none more strongly than any other.

Apologies if I’m just whiffing on a report that, say, the L.A. Times already had, but this is the first time I’ve seen anyone saying that the Angels are about to sign Manny.

(thanks to ProudlyCanadian for the heads up)

Jose Reyes is hitless in 20 plate appearances to start the season

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Mets backup infielder Jose Reyes pinch-hit and popped up in the top of the eighth inning of Thursday night’s game in Atlanta against the Braves. That ran his streak up to 20 consecutive hitless plate appearances to start the 2018 season. He has reached base once, however, on a walk, so there’s that.

Reyes, 34, signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Mets near the end of January. At the time, the Mets hadn’t yet signed Todd Frazier, so Reyes was in the mix to contribute as a utilityman but he has operated as a bat off the bench for the most part this season.

One wonders how much longer the Mets are going to let Reyes flounder. According to FanGraphs, he has already been worth a half-win less than a replacement-level player. Only eight other players have been as bad or worse this season.