Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg
Uhh, that was part of the topic. Junior hitting 7th in Chicago. Re-read his first post in this thread.
On Griffey, the premise of your post is that he insisted on hitting third and the Reds didn't push him out of that slot. I don't know if that's what happened. But if so, I mostly blame the player making the demand -- not the team. And, again, you can't compare the situation of joining a new, contending team in August -- a player can't make demands in such a case.
In terms of Baker, remember that he hit Adam Dunn seventh when he thought it was the right thing to do. We may not agree with the judgment. But he did show the backbone to move Dunn down in the lineup.