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Jose Reyes was in Philadelphia yesterday, but it had nothing to do with the Phillies

Nov 30, 2011, 1:46 PM EDT

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Jose Reyes was spotted at a Philadelphia restaurant yesterday, leading to some hasty speculation about the Phillies’ potentially being interested in the free agent shortstop, but any rumors can safely be shut down.

Reyes was apparently just in town visiting his daughter, who lives in Philadelphia, and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. made it very clear that the Phillies had nothing to do with his presence, telling Jayson Stark of ESPN.com:

I never talk about free agents, but you can quote me on this. If he was in the Continental in Philly, I have no knowledge of it. I don’t even know if he was there. But if he was, I have no knowledge of it.

Amaro certainly has a history of making surprising, bold, and under-the-radar moves, but it seems pretty safe to conclude that signing Reyes won’t be one of them.

  1. Jonny 5 - Nov 30, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Not even Ruben Amaro knows what Ruben Amaro is going to do, or did, or is thinking of doing. He may have a split personality disorder.

    • cur68 - Nov 30, 2011 at 2:03 PM

      So…he’s Gollum then?

      • deathmonkey41 - Nov 30, 2011 at 2:14 PM

        That would make Reyes “The Precious” then.

      • Jonny 5 - Nov 30, 2011 at 2:32 PM

        Or is it the eye of Sauron???

      • phukyouk - Nov 30, 2011 at 2:55 PM

        I love LOTR analogies… who would be sam and Frodo? Doc is obviously Gandalf

      • Jonny 5 - Nov 30, 2011 at 3:04 PM

        Phukyouk, If I could give you 20 thumbs up for that i would…..

  2. deathmonkey41 - Nov 30, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Victorino would be Sam. Frodo would be Cole Hamels.

    • Jonny 5 - Nov 30, 2011 at 3:06 PM

      I think Galadriel would be Cole. Powerful but too pretty for baseball.

      • phukyouk - Nov 30, 2011 at 3:15 PM

        Blanton is obviously Saruman

      • cur68 - Nov 30, 2011 at 3:35 PM

        Balnton’s a cave troll…he’d EAT Sauroman.

  3. sneschalmers - Nov 30, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    So Ryan Howard is Boromir?

    • phukyouk - Nov 30, 2011 at 3:14 PM

      and Rollins is Farimir

      • snowbirdgothic - Nov 30, 2011 at 5:20 PM

        And Thome is Treebeard, albeit slightly less mobile.

      • cur68 - Nov 30, 2011 at 5:26 PM

        ooooooo…Burn, Thome!

  4. deathmonkey41 - Nov 30, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Hamels does come off sort of elfish…

  5. xmatt0926x - Nov 30, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    “general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. made it very clear that the Phillies had nothing to do with his presence”. Ok, so now that Reyes will be a Phillie by the end of the week, who plays 1st base?

  6. foreverchipper10 - Nov 30, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    And the nerdiness shows its glorious head.

  7. phukyouk - Nov 30, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Favorite thread in a long time!

  8. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 30, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    “Who is Jose Reyes? Is he a baseball player? I’ve never heard of him. What’s baseball anyway? He must have been hungry if he went to a restaurant, but I don’t know that he’s hungry because I don’t know who he is. Is Philadelpha a country? I don’t even know.”

  9. doggy4j - Nov 30, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    your next post will be reyes close to signing

  10. drmonkeyarmy - Nov 30, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    Obviously I have no inside information about this, but I don’t believe anything that RAJ says. Also, “sources” are reporting that there was indeed some type of meeting between Reyes and the Phillies. I don’t know how true it is or whatever but I believe unnamed sources about as much as I believe RAJ.

    • Old Gator - Nov 30, 2011 at 10:34 PM

      How likely is it that he traveled all the way to Feelie just for a horrible horsemeat and velveeta sandwich?

      No.

      There has to be more to it than that.

      • jwbiii - Dec 1, 2011 at 6:00 AM

        I’d go with the Lump Crabmeat Pad Thai.
        http://www.continentalmidtown.com/midtown.html

      • jwbiii - Dec 1, 2011 at 6:01 AM

        Damn, that website sucks.

  11. mojosmagic - Nov 30, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    Makes perfect sense that the secret meeting took place in a public venue.

  12. drunkenhooliganism - Nov 30, 2011 at 9:17 PM

    Jose Reyes’ daughter was at The Continental? I’m kinda thinking he might not be as young as he claims.

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 1, 2011 at 11:24 AM

      Is there a minimum age to be there?

      • drunkenhooliganism - Dec 1, 2011 at 11:29 AM

        I guess there’s not during lunch. I’ve only been there twice, and both times were late at night. and both times I hated myself for being among those people. I thought it was just a hipster douche bar, I didn’t know they served lunch.

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