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    Re: Griffey Jr Traded to the White Sox (Pending Griffey Approval)

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    No major news source is confirming this?

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    Re: Griffey Jr Traded to the White Sox (Pending Griffey Approval)

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    It accomplishes two months earlier what would have happened in October anyway. The Reds aren't doing anything this season regardless.

    Addition by subtraction isn't nearly enough to save the Reds this season.
    Then perhaps part of it simply is as a goodwill gesture towards the future HOF'er. Good for the Reds brass if so.
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    Re: Griffey Jr Traded to the White Sox (Pending Griffey Approval)

    a sad day for me.. i just hope all the Griffey bashers are very happy.. Dunn will be gone too and the Reds offense will be not as good next year with two power hitters gone.. good luck getting out of last place next year!!.. i will root for the White Sox.. hope the reds actually got soemthing in return and not junk..

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    Re: Griffey Jr Traded to the White Sox (Pending Griffey Approval)

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    Wow. Just wow.

    I remember how exciting it was when "The Kid" came home. Obviously things didn't work out as planned.

    Even with his limited range in RF and slowing bat, there's something sad about Jr. leaving the Reds in the middle of the season and on the road.
    those were my feelings exactly. I was just running through that day in my head. The endless optimism that it brought. Never would have thought it would come down to this. Best of luck to Junior, whatever he choses. It's been a true pleasure to watch him play over these past years. Something I'll keep with me always. You always remember the greats, I'll remember this.
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    Re: Griffey Jr Traded to the White Sox (Pending Griffey Approval)

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    I'd take Brian Anderson and call it a day.

    Wonder where the Sox would play him.
    Indicators are he'd be a reserve player, or possibly in CF, with some DH...

    Could he handle NOT being a starter?

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    I know that Ken Griffey Jr. leaving is probably needed for the Reds future, but my overwhelming feeling is a deep sadness. Somehow, I just hate to see Junior's tenure in Cincinnati end this way. We all hoped that he would bring the Reds a championship, and the fact that it didn't happen was not his fault. He has been a lightening rod because of his high pay check, his injuries, and the failure to meet those expectations.

    I was in Seattle last year when Junior went back there for the first time. I have never seen anyhting like the love that city has for him. Of course he played some great years there. (Look at my signature, that is him is Seattle blue). It seemed like almost everyone in the place was wearing a Griffey jersy, half Reds and half Mariners. The place went nuts when he hit two homers that day against their home team. (Course the Mariners still won...)

    I don't agree with his public expressions toward Brantley, but I still hate for that to be the note that a man like Ken Griffey Jr. leaves on. Very sad.
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    Re: Griffey Jr Traded to the White Sox (Pending Griffey Approval)

    Quote Originally Posted by OldXOhio View Post
    Then perhaps part of it simply is as a goodwill gesture towards the future HOF'er. Good for the Reds brass if so.
    That's what it is. But I'm selfish--I don't care about player pampering. I want good stuff for the Reds, not a karmic stroking.

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    Re: Griffey Jr Traded to the White Sox (Pending Griffey Approval)

    Welcome to Chicago Jr! Hopefully we can be more welcoming than Cincy.
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    Sad end to the homecoming that was supposed to revitalize baseball in this town. I'll always root for Jr., no matter what color uniform he dons.
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    Re: Griffey Jr Traded to the White Sox (Pending Griffey Approval)

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    Indicators are he'd be a reserve player, or possibly in CF, with some DH...

    Could he handle NOT being a starter?
    my guess would be no
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    Re: Griffey Jr Traded to the White Sox (Pending Griffey Approval)

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    That's what it is. But I'm selfish--I don't care about player pampering. I want good stuff for the Reds, not a karmic stroking.
    No doubt - but for a guy who's left half of his anatomy laying on the collective turfs of Cinergy Field and the GAB, it's ok to embrace a little karma here.
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    Re: Griffey Jr Traded to the White Sox (Pending Griffey Approval)

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    How would this make sense for the Sox? They already have Paul Konerko, Jim Thome, Carlos Quentin, Nick Swisher, and Jermaine Dye.
    Konerko is hitting .214/.312/.349.

    I have mixed feelings, but Junior will get a shot and the Reds will get something out of it. It would be nice to head down to the Cell and have somebody to root for.
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    Re: Griffey Jr Traded to the White Sox (Pending Griffey Approval)

    Note to self: do not taunt Jeff Brantley. He is more powerful than he appears.

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    Re: Griffey Jr Traded to the White Sox (Pending Griffey Approval)

    Quote Originally Posted by mbgrayson View Post
    I know that Ken Griffey Jr. leaving is probably needed for the Reds future
    at this point it hardly matters. The only reason to deal him is to give him a chance to be on a playoff team.
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    Re: Griffey Jr Traded to the White Sox (Pending Griffey Approval)

    Quote Originally Posted by mbgrayson View Post
    I know that Ken Griffey Jr. leaving is probably needed for the Reds future, but my overwhelming feeling is a deep sadness. Somehow, I just hate to see Junior's tenure in Cincinnati end this way. We all hoped that he would bring the Reds a championship, and the fact that it didn't happen was not his fault. He has been a lightening rod because of his high pay check, his injuries, and the failure to meet those expectations.

    If it happens, I think it's better this way. That way there's no wondering whether the Reds will pick his option up during the offseason and people weighing in with the pros and cons of keeping him. It won't drag out for the whole offseason and you don't have to worry about insulting his priide by buying out his deal. Walt can go into the offseason knowing what his payroll's going to be.
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