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    Twins sign Danny Graves

    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.
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    Re: Twins sign Danny Graves

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: Twins sign Danny Graves

    Once again, let me say,

    BOOOO DANNY GRAVES!!!!
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    Re: Twins sign Danny Graves

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    Once again, let me say,

    BOOOO DANNY GRAVES!!!!
    And I think you know what Danny has to say to you...

    err, gesture, not say.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: Twins sign Danny Graves

    Now that Santana's gone, Graves is part of the rebuilding process in Minnesota....

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    Re: Twins sign Danny Graves

    It's just mean to post an April Fool's joke several days later.

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    Re: Twins sign Danny Graves

    Danny Graves the pitching Juan Castro?
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    Re: Twins sign Danny Graves

    I dunno.. Danny Graves had a small stretch where he was somewhat useful to his team

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    Re: Twins sign Danny Graves

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornon View Post
    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.
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    Re: Twins sign Danny Graves

    Rochester fans with OF seats best start bringing their gloves.

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    Re: Twins sign Danny Graves

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    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?

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    Re: Twins sign Danny Graves

    This,



    would have been a better alternative. Cheaper too.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Twins sign Danny Graves

    Wow. It's a small world.
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    Re: Twins sign Danny Graves

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    Wow. It's a small world.
    With not many pitchers in it, apparently.

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    Re: Twins sign Danny Graves

    For me, the big surprise is that Graves is only 34. I guess I never realized how young he was when he was effective.
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