Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
The year before(1999) the Reds had lost a one game playoff to the Mets and lost 5-0. I can understand that Reds management thought Ken would put them over the top. I do think it's hyperbole that the Mariners would have won the trade even if Ken wasn't injured. He was considered by some the best player in baseball at the time, and he gave the Reds a hometown discount. If anything, you can put it on the pitching, the pitching was a bit hit and miss during his time with the Reds.
The whole world thought that. Especiallly since the Reds were sending back the player Griffey was replacing, Brett Tomko, and a prospect. Except Dave Cameron evidently. 15 years later.