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    Could Junior hit 700 Home Runs?

    He looks like a rejuvenated man.

    Is Griffey dialed in or is Griffey dialed in?! WOW.

    When you see him going out to CF you know he's swinging the bat well.

    Balls that would have died on the warning track more likely than not over the past few seasons are now carrying into the stands. Junior's legs are as strong right now as I've seen them since he's been in Cincinnati. Wonderful to see.

    I think getting him out of CF has helped as much as anything else to keep him healthy(knock wood), fresh, and productive.

    Could Griffey get to 700 home-runs?

    He needs 119 more.

    Figure, for argument's sake, that he gets the 19 more needed to eclipse 600 this season.

    Play for 3 more seasons, averaging 33 a season? Play four more seasons averaging 25? Maybe DH for a couple of those seasons?

    If he has the inclination to keep playing, I think he can do it.

    Getting him out of CF was a revelation.
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    Re: Could Junior hit 700 Home Runs?

    He'd have to play four more season, you'd think, and really I could see him doing it. Much more likely to happen if he moves to an AL team, but as the years go by I'm more and more pleased with the idea of Junior finishing his career in Cincinnati with a chance to get a ring in one his last few seasons.

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    Re: Could Junior hit 700 Home Runs?

    Yes he could and he would be really close or already there if he hadnt missed so many games due to injury.Like Ive told a lot of people over the past 4 or 5 years Jr. is still one of the best 10 players in the game when hes healthy.

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    Re: Could Junior hit 700 Home Runs?

    700...yep..he would be there now if not for the injuries
    i can see 5 more productive years...

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    Re: Could Junior hit 700 Home Runs?

    He came close to having 4 home runs in this game wow.
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    Re: Could Junior hit 700 Home Runs?

    How long is his contract? I think he has 3 more years plus an option year. I think he could do it if we keep him for 4 years(a big if).

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    Re: Could Junior hit 700 Home Runs?

    I thought he was signed through next season with an option year after that?
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    I thought he was signed through next season with an option year after that?
    I think this is right.

    And yes, I think he can get 700 home runs.
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    Re: Could Junior hit 700 Home Runs?

    If Junior wants to stay in Cincinnati he'll stay there. I'm sure the contract will not be an issue at that point...he'll probably ask for 7-8 million a year, if that, which the team will put up if he continues to produce.
    He holds all the cards to these last few years of his career. If he wants to go to a contender he'll simply ask to go and it will happen.

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    Re: Could Junior hit 700 Home Runs?

    Until this year everyone was asking how long till Junior's contract expires. Now they want to sign him to an extension. I just think it's a bit funny

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    Re: Could Junior hit 700 Home Runs?

    I say YES. I really hope that it is in a Reds uniform. Go Grif!!!

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    Re: Could Junior hit 700 Home Runs?

    this is the guy we have been waiting for...
    didn't he have only 1 HR in April?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi-Town Red View Post
    this is the guy we have been waiting for...
    didn't he have only 1 HR in April?
    Yes...

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                     G 	AB 	R 	H 	2B 	3B 	HR 	RBI 	BB 	K 	SB 	CS 	 AVG 	 OBP 	 SLG 	 OPS 	 
     April 	  	19 	59 	8 	15 	5 	0 	1 	9 	12 	5 	0 	0 	.254 	.380 	.390 	.770 	 
     May 	  	30 	111 	16 	34 	2 	0 	10 	22 	20 	19 	2 	0 	.306 	.403 	.595 	.998 	 
     June 	  	14 	49 	13 	14 	2 	0 	7 	12 	5 	12 	0 	0 	.286 	.357 	.755 	1.112

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    Until this year everyone was asking how long till Junior's contract expires. Now they want to sign him to an extension. I just think it's a bit funny
    I've never been one to want Junior out of Cincy. So watch what you say about everyone!
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    Re: Could Junior hit 700 Home Runs?

    It's really hard to tell with Griffey, considering his injuries and all. He obviously has the talent to reach 700, but can his body take it?

    My take on this: yes he can do it. If he plays at least 5 more years (putting him at 42), and if he goes to the AL as a DH, I don't see why he can't.


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