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    Elmer signs!

    In the biggest news of the offseason, former Red Elmer Dessens has signed a minor league contract with the NY Mets, according to the Denver Post.

    Why the Denver Post was able to scoop the world on this is anyone's guess.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Elmer signs!

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    In the biggest news of the offseason, former Red Elmer Dessens has signed a minor league contract with the NY Mets, according to the Denver Post.

    Why the Denver Post was able to scoop the world on this is anyone's guess.
    Does Woody Paige still write for them?

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    A bonafide ace in any rotation.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    The rich get richer.

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    It will be interesting to see if Elmer sticks.























    Does anyone else hear any crickets?

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    Re: Elmer signs!

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    It will be interesting to see if Elmer sticks.























    Does anyone else hear any crickets?
    I'm glued to my seat.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    It will be interesting to see if Elmer sticks.























    Does anyone else hear any crickets?
    I'll cut and paste that to everyone I know.

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    Bowden must have been bummed in his collecting of Ex- Reds!! LOL

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    Re: Elmer signs!

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Does anyone else hear any crickets?
    Sure do.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    That's one of the best sites I've ever seen.

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    Re: Elmer signs!

    What did Dessens do last season. I see him in four games for the Braves in August and September, but no minor league stats in 2008.

    I'll say for Dessens, the Mets are not a bad organization to try for another shot.
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    I once had a three game streak, split between going to Reds and Louisville Bats games, where Elmer pitched. That was a special time in my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    What did Dessens do last season. I see him in four games for the Braves in August and September, but no minor league stats in 2008.
    He pitched in Mexico, I believe.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Elmer signs!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    He pitched in Mexico, I believe.
    Ah yes, you're right. I should have Googled it. Here's was was on mlbtraderumors.com from last August:

    According to MLB.com's Mark Bowman, the Braves signed 37 year-old righty Elmer Dessens to join their rotation for September. Dessens posted a 4.03 ERA and 3.0 K/BB ratio in 105 innings in the Triple A Mexican League.

    Dessens had been released by the Pirates in spring due to a back injury.
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    Re: Elmer signs!

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Serafini View Post
    I once had a three game streak, split between going to Reds and Louisville Bats games, where Elmer pitched. That was a special time in my life.
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