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savafan
04-03-2008, 11:38 PM
Ummm...why?

http://www.startribune.com/sports/twins/17176021.html

The Twins signed former Reds closer Danny Graves to a minor league deal. He is expected to join the Rochester bullpen after getting his arm into shape. Graves, 34, had 33 saves for the Long Island Ducks last season, leading the independent Atlantic League.

WMR
04-03-2008, 11:39 PM
:party: :rockband: :party: :rockband: :party: :rockband:

Big Klu
04-03-2008, 11:42 PM
Once again, let me say,

BOOOO DANNY GRAVES!!!! :D

WMR
04-03-2008, 11:45 PM
Once again, let me say,

BOOOO DANNY GRAVES!!!!

And I think you know what Danny has to say to you...

err, gesture, not say. :D

Highlifeman21
04-03-2008, 11:56 PM
Now that Santana's gone, Graves is part of the rebuilding process in Minnesota....

BCubb2003
04-04-2008, 12:02 AM
It's just mean to post an April Fool's joke several days later.

KronoRed
04-04-2008, 12:07 AM
Danny Graves the pitching Juan Castro?

Tornon
04-04-2008, 12:59 AM
I dunno.. Danny Graves had a small stretch where he was somewhat useful to his team

WVRedsFan
04-04-2008, 01:08 AM
I dunno.. Danny Graves had a small stretch where he was somewhat useful to his team

Once upon a time, you're right.

I go back and look at that stretch where the Reds converted him to a starter, then put him back in the bullpen as the ruination of his career. He never was a great closer. He simply didn't have the stuff, but his attitude didn't wear well.

I'd like to forget that era - 2001-2007 - but I can't. I just hope we don't have to add 2008 to that span of dates.

Caseyfan21
04-04-2008, 01:11 AM
Rochester fans with OF seats best start bringing their gloves.

MrCinatit
04-04-2008, 03:32 AM
Ummm...why?

http://www.startribune.com/sports/twins/17176021.html

The Twins signed former Reds closer Danny Graves to a minor league deal. He is expected to join the Rochester bullpen after getting his arm into shape. Graves, 34, had 33 saves for the Long Island Ducks last season, leading the independent Atlantic League.

How exactly does one get his arm in shape to throw the gopher ball?

paintmered
04-04-2008, 08:14 AM
This,

http://i.walmart.com/i/p/00/84/25/69/00/0084256900087_215X215.jpg

would have been a better alternative. Cheaper too.

RFS62
04-04-2008, 09:54 AM
Wow. It's a small world.

BCubb2003
04-04-2008, 09:58 AM
Wow. It's a small world.

With not many pitchers in it, apparently.

REDREAD
04-04-2008, 01:44 PM
For me, the big surprise is that Graves is only 34. I guess I never realized how young he was when he was effective.

15fan
04-04-2008, 02:04 PM
"He is expected to join the Rochester bullpen after getting his arm into shape."

The rest of his body, however, will report to extended spring training and will likely spend most of the year playing rookie ball.

BCubb2003
04-04-2008, 02:09 PM
There was a time when he was automatic in getting the ground ball. If your life depended on getting a ground ball, he'd be your man. Then, he started having messy innings that would fill the bases before he got the ground ball to get out of it. Then, he'd fill the bases and not get out of it. Then, he started having the most atrocious meltdowns.

It's also hard to believe that in the middle of the failed starter experiment, he pitched a four-hit complete game shutout against the Cardinals.