— A Timely Look at Transactions as They Happen
Monday, May 23, 2005
Reds - DFAed Graves
Cincinnati Reds - Designated P Danny Graves for assignment.
Great news for the Reds. Not only does it get rid of a guy who simply can no longer pitch (though as a poster in an earlier thread noted, they really should have taken great pains to trade him before this had become obvioius), but it also shows that the Reds seem to be serious at starting to trim off the dead wood from the team. Hopefully, Rich Aurilia is next.
Don’t look for Milton or Wilson to get cut, though. While I hated the Milton signing at the time, comparing it to Uncle Carl strangling a prostitute in terms of utility to the team, even I didn’t think Milton would be this bad. He could still have a league-average season and it would be nutty to cut him less than 2 months into a 3-year contract. Same goes for Wilson.
Wagner is the favorite to wind up as the closer. He’s been groomed to be the closer since he was drafted and shot through the system and is the only Red reliever other than Kent Mercker to actually be getting the opposition out.
Posted: May 23, 2005 at 07:05 PM | 53 comment(s)
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