Originally Posted by redsmetz
Is it possible Griffey's trying to send a message that he's available as much as the team needs him. I didn't get much of a sense that he was dissatisfied with his playing time this year, did you?
Not at all. But they played him pretty much every day unless he was sick. Down the stretch he was playing all the time until he got hurt in CHI. Jr. has always said that he wants to play every day. That quote doesn't lead me to think anything different. That's admirable he wants to play all the time and I think he should play most of the time. But he may be better off if he took a day or two off a week. I would hate to see him make a big deal out of it if he does rest a couple of times a week. However, if any manager can get Jr. to accept not playing every day, it would probably be Dusty.