Was he as good as he was in his 20's? No, but only a handful of players in the history of the game ever were that good.
Also, at the time of the trade, players were valued very differently than they are today. Cameron probably wouldn't have been included in the deal. But at the time of the trade it made sense, especially with the fact that griffey was only 30 at the time, and with both Kearns and Dunn on the horizon. Cameron was expendable.
Finally on the question of PEDs. I think (and I thought this even during the 90s) that Griffey would have done himself a tremendous favor by having himself tested if he wasn't using. But alas, he had other things to worry about. I think that question will be in the back of everyone's mind about any productive player in the 80s, 90s and 00s, though.
Last edited by Dan; 02-09-2014 at 08:56 AM.
Sabermetrics is this: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.
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