Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Re-hashed Dash

Or, "Rising From the Graves":

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. ...

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.
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.

(Y'all can tell the Fly's been a Met fan for waaaaay too long.)

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