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Postby John » Mon May 23, 2005 3:52 pm

Reds cut closer Graves
By Marc Lancaster
Post staff reporter

The Reds on Monday cut ties with longtime closer Danny Graves, who had run into trouble on and off the field this season.

Graves was designated for assignment, meaning the Reds have 10 days to trade him or put him on waivers, from which he could be claimed by any team. If that doesn’t happen, Graves could become a free agent.

The Reds will be on the hook for the remainder of Graves’ $6.25 million salary this year. It’s a remarkable financial concession for the traditionally thrifty team, especially coming three days after they took the same step with second baseman D’Angelo Jimenez, whose salary is $2.87 million.

Graves, 31, was 1-1 with a 7.36 ERA in 20 games this season. He had converted 10 of his 12 save opportunities, but he had also allowed at least two men to reach base in 15 of his last 17 appearances. Opponents were hitting .357 off Graves, who walked 12 and struck out eight in 18 1/3 innings.

Graves was originally drafted out of the University of Miami by the Indians, but has spent the vast majority of his professional career with the Reds. He came to Cincinnati in a July 31, 1997 trade.

He twice made the National League All-Star team, including last season.

To replace Graves on the roster, the Reds purchased the contract of left-hander Randy Keisler from Louisville.


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Postby logan » Mon May 23, 2005 3:54 pm

now the question is who is more valuable. bennero or wagner :-?
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Postby .38 Special » Mon May 23, 2005 3:55 pm

John wrote:Reds cut closer Graves
By Marc Lancaster
Post staff reporter

The Reds on Monday cut ties with longtime closer Danny Graves, who had run into trouble on and off the field this season.

Graves was designated for assignment, meaning the Reds have 10 days to trade him or put him on waivers, from which he could be claimed by any team. If that doesn’t happen, Graves could become a free agent.

The Reds will be on the hook for the remainder of Graves’ $6.25 million salary this year. It’s a remarkable financial concession for the traditionally thrifty team, especially coming three days after they took the same step with second baseman D’Angelo Jimenez, whose salary is $2.87 million.

Graves, 31, was 1-1 with a 7.36 ERA in 20 games this season. He had converted 10 of his 12 save opportunities, but he had also allowed at least two men to reach base in 15 of his last 17 appearances. Opponents were hitting .357 off Graves, who walked 12 and struck out eight in 18 1/3 innings.

Graves was originally drafted out of the University of Miami by the Indians, but has spent the vast majority of his professional career with the Reds. He came to Cincinnati in a July 31, 1997 trade.

He twice made the National League All-Star team, including last season.

To replace Graves on the roster, the Reds purchased the contract of left-hander Randy Keisler from Louisville.


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Postby .38 Special » Mon May 23, 2005 3:56 pm

logan wrote:now the question is who is more valuable. bennero or wagner :-?


I now have both....I was trying for everything so I could dump Graves........as long as one pans out I will be happy.
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Postby chadlincoln » Mon May 23, 2005 3:56 pm

logan wrote:now the question is who is more valuable. bennero or wagner :-?

It may be closer by committe in Atlanta. Wagner is the sure thing.
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Postby benjapage » Mon May 23, 2005 3:57 pm

logan, i really think wagner's in this for the long-haul. and not just this season, but for many seasons ahead. it's the one reason they drafted the guy. that was all the noise when he was drafted, here in c-nati, and i would be shocked if they went with anyone else.

great move by the reds, tho' too late. now they have to eat all that salary (as well as d-lo's salary...dang)

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Postby .38 Special » Mon May 23, 2005 3:58 pm

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Postby Box » Mon May 23, 2005 3:59 pm

chadlincoln wrote:
logan wrote:now the question is who is more valuable. bennero or wagner :-?

It may be closer by committe in Atlanta. Wagner is the sure thing.


My thinking exactly. I just cut Bernero for Wagner.
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Postby logan » Mon May 23, 2005 4:00 pm

ah well didnt matter anyways. wagner was already owned (stupid 18 team leagues ;-) )
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Postby Trot Nixon » Mon May 23, 2005 4:00 pm

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Thanks chipper!!!!

There is such a thing called clutch and David Ortiz is the modern day definition of it
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