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    Griffey to Nats?

    mlbtraderumor.com is reporting that the Reds and Nats are talking about a trade sending Jr. to the Nats for Soriano. Maybe today's claim of the Phil's utility infielder has something to do with it --Womack goes to the Nats as insurance for Vidro? (My guess and hope.)

    I'd hate to see Jr. go, but this may not be a bad deal.

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    Re: Griffey to Nats?

    Griffey > Soriano. Probably even at 2B. Only reason to trade Griffey would be to free up salary. This wouldn't.
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    Re: Griffey to Nats?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centralchamps05
    mlbtraderumor.com is reporting that the Reds and Nats are talking about a trade sending Jr. to the Nats for Soriano. Maybe today's claim of the Phil's utility infielder has something to do with it --Womack goes to the Nats as insurance for Vidro? (My guess and hope.)

    I'd hate to see Jr. go, but this may not be a bad deal.

    No don't trade Griffey Jr.

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    Re: Griffey to Nats?

    I can't see MLB taking on that type of financial responsibilty as long as they own the Nats and if the Reds are going to pay KGJ, they might as well keep him.
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    Re: Griffey to Nats?

    Ahhh, JimBo trying to make a Griffey trade work, Part II.

    It does clear Griffey's salary in the future by replacing it with a 1 yr Soriano contract that is close in terms of salary for this year. It would be nice to include Womack in the deal and get a nice prospect in return along with Soriano. Do you think that would make the Reds lineup too right handed?

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    Re: Griffey to Nats?

    That's a possibilty because it doesn't make much since that the Reds would claim Matt Kata from the Phils. I would hope that the Reds would trade for some more pitching instead of wasting Jr. on Soriano.

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    Re: Griffey to Nats?

    Quote Originally Posted by ochre
    Griffey > Soriano. Probably even at 2B. Only reason to trade Griffey would be to free up salary. This wouldn't.
    It would for '07 and '08.

    But, while I'm not averse to trading Griffey, this isn't the type of deal I'd be looking for.
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    Re: Griffey to Nats?

    Quote Originally Posted by ochre
    Griffey > Soriano. Probably even at 2B. Only reason to trade Griffey would be to free up salary. This wouldn't.
    it would free salary in the out years(2007-2008) of Jrs contract but I wouldn't do that trade. I can't stomach watching Soriano try to play 2nd. The amazing thing is he is among the worst 2bs in baseball and could probably be a very good OF(great speed, good arm) if he worked at it.

    Also I can't imagine Jr would agree to the deal.
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    Re: Griffey to Nats?

    This could be static surrounding Pena-Soriano talk, probably involving a third team (rumored to be the Mets).
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    Re: Griffey to Nats?

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
    This could be static surrounding Pena-Soriano talk, probably involving a third team (rumored to be the Mets).
    I have it Womack/Pena to the Nats, Soriano to the Mets and the Reds get Heilman.
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    Re: Griffey to Nats?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    it would free salary in the out years(2007-2008) of Jrs contract but I wouldn't do that trade. I can't stomach watching Soriano try to play 2nd. The amazing thing is he is among the worst 2bs in baseball and could probably be a very good OF(great speed, good arm) if he worked at it.

    Also I can't imagine Jr would agree to the deal.
    I think what Island Red is saying is that the Nats aren't likely to agree to pay a substantial portion of Griffey's contract.
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    Re: Griffey to Nats?

    Flyer85, I doubt Griffey would OK it either.
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    no way castellini would ok this trade, Griffey draws to much attendance at GABP....plus it just doesnt make any sense
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    Re: Griffey to Nats?

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    Flyer85, I doubt Griffey would OK it either.
    Nope, I believe if griffey approves anything at this point in his career it's going to be for a trade to a team with a legitimate shot at a championship--the Nats don't fit that bill.

    And I have a level of interest between slim and none of replacing Junior with Soriano. No thanks.
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    Re: Griffey to Nats?

    Quote Originally Posted by beb30
    no way castellini would ok this trade, Griffey draws to much attendance at GABP....plus it just doesnt make any sense
    What do you base that statement on? There's a commonly-held belief that Griffey by himself brings multitudes of fans to the ballpark. That may have been true 5 years ago, i don't think it's true now. "Winning" will bring fans to the ballpark, "losing" will keep them away. The only time Junior is going to be a significant draw is when he starts knocking on the door of number 600.
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