Originally posted on Sons of Steve Garvey  |  Last updated 12/19/11
Today, The Dodgers signed left-hander John Grabow to a minor-league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. (Speaking of those invitiations, do you think there is a formal printed invitation? "The Los Angeles Dodgers request the honor of your presence at their Spring Training camp in beautiful Glendale, Arizona. Please select meat, fish, or vegetarian and RSVP by February 10th.")Uh, sorry. So, yeah, Grabow. He's on the wrong side of 30 and in decline. I'm actually stunned it wasn't a two-year backloaded deal. (If someone wrote a book about this Dodger offseason, "Backloaded" would definitely be the title.)What is there to say about Grabow? (MSTI already beat me to the "Reminds me of Jason Grabowski" gag.) All I know is something is wrong if your own catcher feels the need to plunk you...Photo: Elsa/Getty Images North America
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