Re: On this day 12 years ago, Mariners trade Griffey Jr. to Cincinnati
I was a big Mike Cameron fan, but I don't regret the Reds making this trade one bit.
Jr helped make the Lindner years more tolerable.
Jr took a lot of abuse on the message boards and radio (and from John Allen) that was not deserved. I feel bad that he had to endure that.
I know during the Jr years, some people had this fantasy that if we didn't trade for Jr, somehow we would be able to get a monster pitching staff with that approx 9 million/year (that's what the true annual value of his contract was), but that was a fallacy in logic, especially when viewed in hindsight.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!