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    Rangers and Reds Trade Ideal from Dallas paper

    Here's from The Mlb rumor page this am

    Dallas paper is saying the Rangers are in second round of talks with the Reds in regards to Danny Graves.

    Paper is sayng the Ranger's might give the Reds's John Hudgins - a 22 years old SP in Triple A. Reds would eat most of the Danny's contract.Cubs and Reds Sox are intersted in Graves. Here's the MLB Rumor Page


    Ranger's Number 6 Prospect per Baseball America

    Last Nights stats--- John Hudgins TEX 7 3 1 0 1 6, W, CG


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    Last edited by Royals Fan; 05-26-2005 at 07:34 AM. Reason: more info

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    I know NOTHING of this guy. We'll take it. Whoever it is, we'll take it!!
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    Re: Rangers and Reds Trade Ideal from Dallas paper

    If that is true, what are the Reds waiting on?

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    Re: Rangers and Reds Trade Ideal from Dallas paper

    He's a pitcher and he's not hurt..make the trade
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    Rangers Looking To Acquire Graves

    Rangers interested in Graves

    Texas discussing trade for banished Cincinnati closer


    11:49 PM CDT on Wednesday, May 25, 2005


    By EVAN GRANT and TODD WILLS / The Dallas Morning News


    ARLINGTON – The Rangers keep looking to add to their bullpen, even if it means taking another team's castoff.

    The Rangers had a second round of discussions with the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday about trading for reliever Danny Graves. The closer was designated for assignment Monday after struggling this season and making an obscene gesture to a fan over the weekend.

    Rangers assistant general manager Jon Daniels said the club had "kicked the tires" Wednesday but that several other clubs were also interested in Graves. Among them: Boston and the Chicago Cubs.

    Even though the Reds are likely to have to eat most of the remaining $4 million of Graves' salary, they'd like to get something in return rather than simply placing him on waivers or releasing him.

    Daniels indicated the Rangers would be unwilling to take on the bulk of the salary but would explore trade talks. Last week the Rangers added Steve Karsay after the New York Yankees released him.

    The Reds would probably have to settle for a player not on the 40-man roster for Graves. A pitcher such as John Hudgins could be attractive to them. The Rangers, however, are unsure how much they'd be willing to part with for Graves, who has struggled over the last two seasons.

    Nix mum on ejection: The latest Ranger to get fired up is center field Laynce Nix, who was ejected in the fifth inning for arguing balls and strikes. Nix was called out twice on strikes, and after the second one in the fifth, he offered a few words and held up two fingers for home plate umpire Paul Emmel. Nix didn't have anything further to say after the game.

    "It happens," Nix said. "I've got nothing."

    Nix is the first player to be ejected this season. Manager Buck Showalter and third base coach Steve Smith were ejected earlier this season.

    Blalock ties Bell's errorless streak: Hank Blalock tied Buddy Bell's 53-game errorless streak at third base, fielding two chances flawlessly, one in the eighth inning and the final one to end the game. Bell is regarded as the best defensive third baseman in Rangers history.

    Blalock has 145 total chances since a throwing error in the second inning Sept. 25 vs. Seattle. Bell's streak lasted from June 13 until Aug. 17, 1979.

    Briefly: RHP R.A. Dickey has been optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma, where he is expected to join the RedHawks' rotation. Dickey, who has been on the disabled list since April 13 with right triceps inflammation, left Arizona on Wednesday and was expected to meet the team in Memphis on Friday. ... The Rangers used the same batting order for the fourth day in a row Wednesday. It's the first time since May 25-29, 2003, they've used the same lineup four days in a row. They used 33 different lineups in their first 41 games.

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    Re: Rangers Looking To Acquire Graves

    Take any young arms we can get for him!

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    Re: Rangers Looking To Acquire Graves

    If the Rangers were willing to give up any of these guys, I'd be more than happy with them for Graves:

    Gerald Laird - 25 year old catcher

    .302/.382/.524 at AAA 7 HR in 33 G

    Estaban German - 26 year old IF

    .353/.421/.497 at AAA 12 SBs in 41 games

    John Hudgins - 23 year old righty

    2-2 3.00 ERA at AAA 39 IP 38 H 31/13 K/W

    German would clog up 2B even more, but would be a better option off the bench than Bergolla right now.

    Laird would be an upgrade over Valentin, and probably even LaRue (at least offensively)

    Hudgins gives you a younger arm that could develop into a low end rotation pitcher, or bullpen arm.
    Matta = Really good

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    Re: Rangers Looking To Acquire Graves

    Much as I'd love to have any of those three guys, you're talking about primo prospects in the Rangers system, not to mention guys who are almost major league ready. I don't think Graves will bring us anyone like that.
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    Re: Rangers Looking To Acquire Graves

    I'd be happy with a lower level power arm for Graves. Basically because you won't get a major-league ready power arm for Graves and the Reds have enough stuff-challanged pitchers in their upper levels already.

    Well, that or any position player that can be called a prospect.

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    Re: Rangers Looking To Acquire Graves

    C'mon John Hart.

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    Re: Rangers and Reds Trade Ideal from Dallas paper

    People who are advocating trading Brandon Claussen you don't trade quality young arms just for the heck of it. You stockpile it. And even if you don't think that Claussen is a quality young arm you have to give him a chance to succeed and fail. When you're in the situation the Reds are in you don't just start giving away and trading away young pitching. Unless it's crap pitching like Danny Graves.

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    Re: Rangers and Reds Trade Ideal from Dallas paper

    Make the damn trade with the Rangers.
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    Re: Rangers and Reds Trade Ideal from Dallas paper

    Quote Originally Posted by Krusty
    Make the damn trade with the Rangers.
    I doubt they want to make that trade.

    People I think we are grossly overestimating the interest in Graves here..I'll be shocked if he's traded at all..I see a release.
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    Re: Rangers Looking To Acquire Graves

    Hey, I would take just a decent minor league batboy for him.

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    Re: Rangers Looking To Acquire Graves

    I would take a 19 year old rookie ball arm for him.


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