Re: What would've been...Ken Griffey Jr.
When it happened, I really felt that Griff coming home to Cincy would be the 2nd half of Frank Robby's career that the Reds never got.
Instead, the Reds traded the "young" 30 Robby and got the "old" 30 Griffey.
But as was mentioned before, it was still a great trade for the Reds in terms of talent given up. And I agree, the contract that was always called such an albatross was nothing of the sort if the team didn't have such a penny pinching fossil of an owner.
It is also crazy that in a list of all time great Reds you can get a HoF player at basically every position (except the outfield), and eventually Griffey will be a 1st ballot guy too, but Griffey would never be on an all time Reds team. I'd take Eric Davis or Vada Pinson over Griffey, and Griffey has to go Cooperstown as the first (primarily) Mariner ever enshrined.
Just no sure things ever in sports, as much as I (and most everybody else) thought Griff was the surest thing for the Reds this side of death and taxes.