Graves…gone Bill Lack 05/23/2005 13 From MLB.com He’s been designated for assignment. Randy Keisler has been called up. Share this:TweetPocket 13 Responses Heath 05/23/2005 So much for the Red Reporters T-shirt sales… Wow…6 million and 3 million down the drain….. Well, Ryan Wagner – here ya go! Bill 05/23/2005 That’s $10M (roughly) that won’t be in the payroll in ’06. Heath 05/23/2005 Sorry to be “caustic” here Bill, but that’s $10 Mill Uncle Carl can put back into his pocket… Bill 05/23/2005 That’s exactly what I meant. Lindner can rightly say, “I gave you that money and you screwed up, so we go back to doing it my way.” Mike 05/23/2005 I give management credit in making decisions and not just sitting around doing nothing like years past. Maybe we can use that $10 Million and try to get a great pitcher, someone like Eric Milton. Eric 05/23/2005 Sunned. Just stunned, I am(sorry too much Yoda). This organization definitely understands sunk costs. A good move for all it represents. This is a huge wakeup call for the rest of the players. Now Danny can go get his minor league contract with someone…or pitch for the Devil Rays. You know, no different from what he was doing here. Chad 05/23/2005 I just can’t believe it. I mean, this is the right move. The Reds don’t make the right move. I also have to believe that it isn’t primarily about Graves’ pitching. It’s more about his comments yesterday, and flipping the bird to that fan. Either way, I don’t care. Abu Graves is gone. I’m more excited to watch the Reds tonight than I have been in weeks. Greg 05/23/2005 Wow, I just wrote an e-mail to friend earlier in the day saying that Graves should at least be moved from the closer’s spot, if not cut altogether, and I’d look at adding Kiesler as the 2nd lefty in the bullpen. Hopefully, this is just the beginning of the moves. Wilson needs to go on the DL. Milton (I’ll try to hold out judgement for just one more start) needs to go on the DL. Kozlowski and Kelly needs to be called up to the rotation. Keisler and Nelson need to be called up to the bullpen. Cut the weakest links and fit these callups into the picture. On the offensive side, trade Randa sometime between now and the end of June and let’s see what Encarnacion can do. Tyler 05/23/2005 No he can’t pitch for the Devil Ray’s. They’re my second favorite team(I live in Tampa) and we don’t want him. I couldn’t take it. I’d go nuts. Chris 05/23/2005 Alibi Ike gives one last parting shot: “I changed roles and probably ruined my career,” Graves said. “I don’t know. I don’t have the answers. I felt like I’ve been given up on. It’s a shock to me. If I can recall, I’m not the only closer that has struggled.” Chris 05/23/2005 … and Sean Casey is crying his little heart out. “This is not his fault,” first baseman Sean Casey said. “We stink. For us to be 15-28 has nothing to do with Danny Graves. That’s the frustrating part for me. “I know I’m a little emotional right now, but I think the Cincinnati Reds as an organization owe a lot more to Danny Graves for the eight years he stepped up every year. They owe him more than to just release him like this. I just disagree with it.” 1. “Nothing to do…” with the club’s crappitude?? 2. “The Cincinnati Reds as an organization owe a lot more to Danny Graves…”??? Yeah, they “owe” him $5 million. He’s been well effing paid for his years on the team. I’ve never heard that he took any sort of discount – yet Casey thinks Graves is owed something more. Nice. Maybe Casey will be next. jim 05/24/2005 Casey, Griffey, Graves…sounds like a big bag of whaaaaaaa, my pu**y hurts… Glenn 05/24/2005 Fox Sports is saying that Dusty Baker and the Cubs are now interested in signing Graves. Can anyone imagine Why?