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Thread: Reds sign RP Grant Balfour...and DFA Hancock

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    Reds sign RP Grant Balfour...and DFA Hancock

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    Re: Reds sign RP Grant Balfour

    Hot damn!

    Hands down this is the best move DanO's made since his arrival. Big props to him for landing Balfour.
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    Re: Reds sign RP Grant Balfour

    That Dan O'Brien is hard at work.
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    Re: Reds sign RP Grant Balfour

    Missed the entire year with shoulder and elbow surgeries? At least it wasnt anything he might use while pitching.

    His numbers in Minnesota prior to the injuries were good, though. Anyone have more details on what those injuries were?
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

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    Re: Reds sign RP Grant Balfour

    Whipeee....

    Another TJ rehab project. Way to go DanO!
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    Re: Reds sign RP Grant Balfour

    Wasn't he the Blackhawks goalie a few years back? </lame>

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    Re: Reds sign RP Grant Balfour

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph
    Wasn't he the Blackhawks goalie a few years back? </lame>
    Grant Fuhr... and I thought about him too.

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    Re: Reds sign RP Grant Balfour

    At least he's not 35, and he had two decent but brief stints with the Twins.

    For a guy that was non tendered, he's definitely worth a look.

    Unlike most of DanO's signings, this one can't hurt.
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    Re: Reds sign RP Grant Balfour

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels
    Unlike most of DanO's signings, this one can't hurt.
    this one has an upside, it may not pan out but Balfour has some serious stuff and unlike a Joe Valentine, he has been dominant at the minor league level and decent at the major league level. The question is have the injuries robbed him of his stuff?
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    Re: Reds sign RP Grant Balfour

    Quote Originally Posted by LawFive
    http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.d...PT04/301120015


    ...to the 40-man. No corresponding move yet.
    That shouldn't be too hard. There are at least 10 players on the 40 man that could be released without negatively impacting the ballclub. I'm being very generous by only saying 10.

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    Re: Reds sign RP Grant Balfour

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Grant Fuhr... and I thought about him too.
    Or Ed Belfour. I think that's who he was getting at.

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    Re: Reds sign RP Grant Balfour

    Tony Womack has been released to open a spot on the 40 man for Grant Balfour? This is GREAT NEWS!

    Oh wait... I'm day-dreaming. Nevermind.

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    Re: Reds sign RP Grant Balfour

    Couldn't we have signed Chad Strikethree?

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    Re: Reds sign RP Grant Balfour

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003
    Couldn't we have signed Chad Strikethree?
    The corresponding press conference = the Balfour "Declaration"?

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