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

    Wow. I'm feeling mixed emotions as well. I love the idea of him retiring a Red but I believe he'll get a chance at the post season with the White Sox, and he deserves to play in October.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Just a nit, but I'd think Junior could have been traded after the deadline. He'd most likely pass through waivers. JMO.
    probably, but it complicates something that's already pretty complicated. If I'm the White Sox and I really want a lefty bat, I don't wait on the Reds to let a cooling-off between Jr and Brantley occur, in addition to waiver resolution, Jr's OK, cash to be OKd by the commissioner, etc.

    by the way, if I'm the Reds' FO, I get rid of these announcers. They make my job tougher.

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

    This deal looks like a big deal because it involves Junior, but it's pretty small potatoes for a team needing a lot more than salary relief.

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

    I'm no longer allowed to sleep....I miss stuff.

    Approve it, Griffey, for you and for the Reds....let's end this sour chapter

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

    This makes sense for everyone involved. I assume the Reds and Chisox would divide up the buy out money for KG's option year, so cash will likely go with KG in the deal. The more cash the Reds pay, the better the prospect in return, I'd guess. If the Sox are paying the buyout, I wouldn't expect much of a player in return.

    Only hang up I see is the lack of an obvious starting position for KG on the Chisox. He may be unhappy going there as a bench player, which could be what they have in mind for him.

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

    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 princeton View Post
    probably, but it complicates something that's already pretty complicated. If I'm the White Sox and I really want a lefty bat, I don't wait on the Reds to let a cooling-off between Jr and Brantley occur, in addition to waiver resolution, Jr's OK, cash to be OKd by the commissioner, etc.
    All very true. Strike while the iron is hot, Occam's razor, and all that. Like I said, just a nit.

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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?
    Both Rosenthal at MSN and Heyman at SI are confirming it. With two different sources now saying the same thing, I'd have to think it's true.
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    Re: Griffey Jr Traded to the White Sox (Pending Griffey Approval)

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    This deal looks like a big deal because it involves Junior, but it's pretty small potatoes for a team needing a lot more than salary relief.
    I think that it completely alters the team

    Jr's gone, Hamilton's gone, and the OF corners are solved.

    that makes it Dunn's team, if he wants it.

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

    I'd take Brian Anderson and call it a day.

    Wonder where the Sox would play him.
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    Re: Griffey Jr Traded to the White Sox (Pending Griffey Approval)

    How would this make sense for the Sox? They already have Paul Konerko, Jim Thome, Carlos Quentin, Nick Swisher, and Jermaine Dye.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    I think that it completely alters the team

    Jr's gone, Hamilton's gone, and the OF corners are solved.

    that makes it Dunn's team, if he wants it.
    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.

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

    well as a Junior fan mostly and as a Reds fan i'm glad to say he didn't go to the Washington Nationals!
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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.
    Unless the Reds are throwing a lot of money in and getting a CF-type OF (Anderson) back?

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

    Because of previous interest look for Brian Anderson to be involved.


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