Originally Posted by mth123
I don't think they will because Atlanta won't take on the contract and the Reds won't pay IMO. I don't think the draft should matter though and I would do that deal every day of the week given the Reds' situation.
Griffey is only (did I just say ONLY?) due $6 million/year during 2007, 2008, and 2009, if the option is picked up. The rest will be payed between 2009 and 2024. If the Braves just had to pay the $6 million/year or the $6 million/year plus the deferrments for those years over the 2009-2024 period, it should work out fine, financially. Unless something has completely flown over my head, which is a serious possibility.
I think the Braves might be interested in Griffey and Lohse. I like Saltalamaccia and Joey Devine.