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John Fay has been the Reds beat writer for the Enquirer since 2001. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for the Enquirer: backup Reds writer, UC beat writer, backup Bengals writer and as a general assignment reporter. He is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Dayton.

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Gravy train

A women behind the Reds dugout is trying to get former Red Danny Graves work with the Mets.

She had a sign directed to Mets GM Omar Minaya and manger Willie Randolph citing Graves' stats with the Long Island Ducks.

The sign pointed out that Graves is 3-2 with a 2.55 ERA and a league-leading 18 saves. The Atlantic League website confirmed the numbers are correct.

Graves’ teammates include Carl Everett and Edgardo Alfonso and a long list of former Reds – John Riedling, Lance Davis, Joe Valentine, Mark Watson and Pete Rose Jr.

Check it out at: http://www.atlanticleague.com/


at 8:23 PM Blogger docproc said...

Danny Graves: A train wreck of the highest order. They can have him. I wonder if he can break 85 MPH yet.

at 8:27 PM Blogger John Fay said...

I was stunned when I saw that roster. I thought most of those guys were retired. It seems like guys keep playing forever these days -- no matter the level.

at 8:30 PM Blogger docproc said...

You're right, John--I haven't seen some of those names in years. I still remember when they had high hopes for Riedling, Davis, and Valentine. I'm glad our current prospects are better than those...

at 9:40 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Pete Jr was doing jail time or did the judge sentence him to play in the independent leagues.

at 9:48 AM Anonymous Tim said...

I do agree that Graves is a train wreck of a pitcher, but I find it refreshing that he's still playing. It just shows that even players that have cashed in, are still playing. In a day and age when it seems allot of players are out there just for a pay check, these guys are still playing more so for the love of playing baseball.

at 12:08 PM Blogger cincikid said...

Pete Jr. is probably the team EMT. I can hear it now. "Sore knees? Blah, try this cream it works wonders! Bad arm? You don't need no stinkin' surgery! Take this needle and become the comeback player of the year in '08! Come on guys, everyone is doing it!"

at 9:14 AM Blogger ewad said...

Look Gravy is a young guy. If he shut it down for a full year the arm strength may have come back. Throwng darts at him is pretty unfair... its the Reds who totaled his carrer trying to force him into becoming a starter. Killing his arm.

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