The New York Mets have signed free-agent reliever Danny Graves, who was released by the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday after clearing waivers, ESPN's Peter Gammons reported Tuesday. ...This was called in this space two weeks ago (check the comments). It's not a bad move: worst case scenario, he's still terrible and they waive him in a month; middle scenario, he's OK and the money comes off the rolls at the end of the year; best scenario, he provides a reliable bridge from starter to closer and the Mets get to the playoffs. That would be worth it, especially since they have a decent little ballclub in most respects.
General manager Dan O'Brien found limited interest in a trade for the 31-year-old right-hander, due in part to a contract that guarantees Graves $6.25 million in the final season of his three-year, $17.25 million deal. The contract includes escalators that would increase the salary if he were traded.
(Y'all can tell the Fly's been a Met fan for waaaaay too long.)