Originally Posted by SeeinRed
The interesting thing about what you said is that we saw what happens to the Reds lineup when there are some big cogs missing... and you're kidding yourself if you think that Griff isn't a big cog in this lineup. Hitters start pressing, and slumps happen. Sure it happens even when Griff is in the line up, but it started when he was on the DL. Yeah, Aurillia being out was another big reason, but hitters feel like they have to pick up more of the slack when Griff is out, and personally, I don't think Denorfia fills those shoes. Just something I have thought about, added with the fact of how do you think the players would react to trading Griffey. Do you really think they would view it as helping the team? That is an often overlooked factor in trades... knowing that sometimes team chemistry really is over rated, but not always.
Just curious ok ? But do you honestly see the Red's contending for the playoffs with a healthy lineup for say now till the year 2008 in there current construction?