Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Grant Balfour DFA'd

  1. #1
    One and a half men Patrick Bateman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    5,943

    Grant Balfour DFA'd

    From RotoWorld:

    Brewers designated RHP Grant Balfour for assignment.
    He goes to make room for Scott Linebrink. Balfour had a 20.25 ERA in three appearances for the Brewers, but it's hard to imagine him clearing waivers with the way he pitched in the minors this year. Our guess is that he rejoins the Reds.
    Now before I get laughed off the board, I still think Balfour would be a worthy risk. He's finally healthy, and has been very good in AAA this season.

    He's got a great arm, and should be had for nothing. I would love to see the Reds pick him up and see what he can do in the pen the rest of the year. There's no money guaranteed for future seasons, so at worst, he bombs and adds nothing. If it works out, the Reds have a potentially useful reliever for next season.

    He's the type the Reds need to take chances on IMO. A high K guy that needs a chance to see if they can get his arm ironed out. If he can find the plate with any kind of regularity there should be a use for him.

    Minor League Stats this season:

    Code:
    Team	League	W	L	ERA	G	GS	CG	SHO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	HR	BB	SO	GO/AO	AVG
    
    HUN	SOU	0	0	2.38	8	0	0	0	2	11.1	8	3	3	0	4	21	0.63	.190
    NAS	PCL	1	1	1.69	24	0	0	0	5	32.0	17	6	6	2	11	47	0.85	.157

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Making sense of it all Matt700wlw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    26,512

    Re: Grant Balfour DFA'd

    Somewhere, Dan O'Brien weeps

  4. #3
    One and a half men Patrick Bateman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Posts
    5,943

    Re: Grant Balfour DFA'd

    Ha, I checked RotoWorld again and it updated with this:

    The Rays and Brewers have reportedly agreed to swap Seth McClung and Grant Balfour.
    It makes sense that the Brewers could swing a trade for Balfour. These two are actually rather similar, except for the fact thaty Balfour has had a bunch of arm surgeries and McClung simply hasn't developed. Both are hard-throwing right-handers with major difficulty spotting their pitches. Balfour figures to join the Rays right away, whereas McClung will head to Triple-A.
    McClung is basically useless at this point, but he still has options which is the main advantage to the Brewers. Looks like a nice pick-up by the Rays.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25