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    Re: How long will Griffey be in the 3 hole?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric
    On the field.

    You might not think clubhouse type things matter, I sure as hell do. And apparently the whole Mets team that year did.

    If you don't believe me I can link many articles where pitchers and hitters alike spoke on the importance of Willie Mays to that team.

    Clubhouse things matter, I don't care what anyone else says.
    "The clubhouse type things" will take care of themselves if they win. Putting this team in position to win should be Narrons only concern. If Jr.'s numbers go up in the 5th hole, he will "get happy again" real quick. In the short term he might sulk, but when he starts producing....he'll quit. I hope Jr. puts winning above any personal pride in batting 3rd, and he should not have the final say.
    Not this year...maybe a Wild Card

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    Re: How long will Griffey be in the 3 hole?

    My point was that managers rarely demote the onetime superstars to what would be considered an embarrassing spot in the batting order. Hopefully, most players are able to retire before embarrassing themselves. Willie Mays is often used as an example of a ballplayer who hung around too long. Willie Mays was and is my all-time favorite baseball player. However, he really had no business on the field in '73 at the age of 42. He was hanging on with the Mets because he was trying to overcome the financial problems that he was experiencing in the late 60's and early 70's. Mays should not of been batting 1st or 3rd with the very limited skills he had left in 1973, no matter how much respect he had in the clubhouse. Mays was probably THEE leader in the '73 Mets locker room, however, his outfield play, especially in the '73 World Series was a sad subject of conversation for many baseball fans. It was a bad scene, a very sad scene, especially for those of us who grew up admiring him.
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    Re: How long will Griffey be in the 3 hole?

    After tonight and Tuesday night, is there really a question?
    Not this year...maybe a Wild Card

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    Re: How long will Griffey be in the 3 hole?

    If he is removed from the 3 spot it will be long after it ceases to matter
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    Re: How long will Griffey be in the 3 hole?

    He must be taken out of the 3 hole.

    Isn't he embarassed in front of the rest of the team when he clearly knows he shouldn't be there?
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    Re: How long will Griffey be in the 3 hole?

    griffey is about to catch on fire, mark my words
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    Re: How long will Griffey be in the 3 hole?

    Quote Originally Posted by boobhat
    griffey is about to catch on fire, mark my words
    I'd settle for some smoke... right now it's been what sparklers are to firecrackers.

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    Re: How long will Griffey be in the 3 hole?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    I'd settle for some smoke... right now it's been what sparklers are to firecrackers.
    what concerns me is the slump is not because of
    a) poor luck of hitting the ball but right at people
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    b) just missing good pitches

    Jr is swinging at bad pitches and making soft outs. If his approach doesn't change his results are unlikely to improve much.
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    Re: How long will Griffey be in the 3 hole?

    Griffey will come out of this, that's for sure. But for his sake, the Reds sake, and the fans sake he better start to come around quickly.
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    Re: How long will Griffey be in the 3 hole?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    I'd settle for some smoke... right now it's been what sparklers are to firecrackers.
    Where's the good stuff, man?

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    Re: How long will Griffey be in the 3 hole?

    I just wish he would walk some more, if you walk and slump at least you have the walks, if you don't do either..well it's ugly.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: How long will Griffey be in the 3 hole?

    This thread right here http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49086 says all you need to know about Griffey and why he shouldn't be in the 3 hole.

    A lot of great information, and not much hope on the horizon for Griffey to right the ship.

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    Re: How long will Griffey be in the 3 hole?

    Ken Griffey, Jr is the worst #3 hitter in the Majors.

    There are at least 70 hitters,.......just in the National League alone.....hitting better than him.
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    Re: How long will Griffey be in the 3 hole?

    Encarnacion or Hatteberg should be batting #3.

    Out with the old, Junior, and in with the new.
    Rob Neyer: "Any writer who says he'd be a better manager than the worst manager is either 1) lying (i.e. 'using poetic license') or 2) patently delusional. Which isn't to say managers don't do stupid things that you or I wouldn't."


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