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    how many more seasons will griffey play?

    was listening to the pre game show on fox last night and they did a piece with JR. he mentioned that his kids want him to play 7 more seasons. i think he is in good enough shape to play into his early fourtys if he can stay away from the MAJOR INJURY. we must remember that over the last 4 years he hasn't played much which has allowed him to heal other nagging problems. watching him go from first to home last night scared me but also gave me confidence he's finally 100%.


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    Re: how many more seasons will griffey play?

    From 1st to 3rd almost gave my heart flutters... Seeing him round 3rd and take off home I about died.....

    I want JR to play as long as he wants to play... He knows when his time to go is.... But... I'd LOVE to see Bonds retire this year... Not get the Record and JR keeps playing and break the record... Or atleast get #2 on the list... Leaveing Aaron at number 1.
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    Re: how many more seasons will griffey play?

    If he plays 7 years, he will break Aaron's record.
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    Re: how many more seasons will griffey play?

    with Cincinnati, the answer is two
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    Re: how many more seasons will griffey play?

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44
    If he plays 7 years, he will break Aaron's record.
    I'd say that's highly questionable given his health record since 2000 and factoring in the generally rapid skill decline in the late 30s and early 40s.
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    Re: how many more seasons will griffey play?

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44
    If he plays 7 years, he will break Aaron's record.
    All he would need to do is avg 30 hr a year here on out for 7 years to reach Aaron.

    755-546/7=29.85

    Unless my math sucks which is ALWAYS entirely possible.

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    Re: how many more seasons will griffey play?

    Quote Originally Posted by smith288
    All he would need to do is avg 30 hr a year here on out for 7 years to reach Aaron.

    755-546/7=29.85
    in the 5 years prior to this season he has averaged only 19+ HRs per season (98 HR in 2001-2005). Jr would need a miracle to make a run at Aaron.
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    Re: how many more seasons will griffey play?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    in the 5 years prior to this season he has averaged only 19+ HRs per season (98 HR in 2001-2005). Jr would need a miracle to make a run at Aaron.
    Not a miracle, he would need better luck...all his injuries seem to be just plain dumb luck.

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    Re: how many more seasons will griffey play?

    At this point, I can't see Griffey making any kind of run at Aaron. I also can't see Griffey playing beyond the point where he can no longer play at the level he expects of himself. You won't see Junior limping around on the field going after a record like you see with Bonds.

    My guess is that he plays for 3 more seasons.

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    Re: how many more seasons will griffey play?

    Quote Originally Posted by smith288
    Not a miracle, he would need better luck...all his injuries seem to be just plain dumb luck.
    bad luck or not it usually only gets worse with age. I think it was more to do with the wear and tear on an aging body that had spent 11 years pounding on the astroturf.
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    Re: how many more seasons will griffey play?

    2 1/2 more, his legs will be barking at him by then and he'll hang it up.

    20 years in the big leagues isn't bad.
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    Re: how many more seasons will griffey play?

    in 1970 at age 36 Aaron had 554 and needed to Average 40 hrs a season for the next 4 yeaers to catch Ruth. I thought like many others that there was no way.Well he did it coming up only one short in those 4 years. Jr is 18 hrs behind Aarons pace right now so it will take at least 5-7 years to do it. I don't think he'll do it but I'd love to be wrong again.
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    Re: how many more seasons will griffey play?

    2009 (if not 2008) will be for Griffey what this year has been for Bonds and Frank Thomas, and what 2001 was for McGwire.

    Theorhetically, Griffey could DH and go for another 4-5 years, but realistically I see him retiring before DH'ing on a regular basis.
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    Re: how many more seasons will griffey play?

    I would love nothing more than Griffey pulling off a miracle and being the one to pass Aaron.

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    Re: how many more seasons will griffey play?

    Quote Originally Posted by vic715
    in 1970 at age 36 Aaron had 554 and needed to Average 40 hrs a season for the next 4 yeaers to catch Ruth. I thought like many others that there was no way.Well he did it coming up only one short in those 4 years. Jr is 18 hrs behind Aarons pace right now so it will take at least 5-7 years to do it. I don't think he'll do it but I'd love to be wrong again.
    but that is what made Aaron special, he was as good at 35-39 as at any point in his career. Other than the steroid aided Bonds nobody else has ever done it, everyone else experienced significant decline in those 35-39 years.
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