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..
I'm just like everybody else. I have two arms, two legs and 4,000 hits."
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.
"I think he'd be unbelievable. He's as organized as anyone in the game, he holds people accountable... He doesn't buy into stereotypical things in the game... Price looks at evidence. He's a freaking smart guy, he makes his decision on reasonable evidence." Bronson Arroyo
Welcome to Chicago Jr! Hopefully we can be more welcoming than Cincy.
"You're drunk again. No, I'm just exhausted 'cause I've been up all night drinking."
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.
23 Years and Counting...
Originally Posted by nate
Chapman can be downright pornographic at times.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Note to self: do not taunt Jeff Brantley. He is more powerful than he appears.
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.