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    ESPN reporting that Atlanta is targeting Junior and discussing $$$

    Just heard it a moment ago.
    Who's on first?

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    Re: ESPN reporting that Atlanta is targeting Junior and discussing $$$

    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Re: ESPN reporting that Atlanta is targeting Junior and discussing $$$

    Deserved it's own thread.
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    Re: ESPN reporting that Atlanta is targeting Junior and discussing $$$

    fine with me
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    I pray HOF voters realize how incredibly unproductive Jr has been for the last 50% of his playing career. Its like a salesmen meeting his yearly quota by March....then just showing up in shorts and doing nothing for the rest of the year...and still be considered good at his job. Jr is just that.

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    Re: ESPN reporting that Atlanta is targeting Junior and discussing $$$

    completely concur, when the reds traded for griffey the slope of their descent is almost completely south, look how many winning teams cameron has played for in the interim

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    I hope he goes to Atlanta. I want to see him play in GABP again. He deserves a huge ovation from the Cincinnati fans, which he rarely got as a member of the Reds.

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    Re: ESPN reporting that Atlanta is targeting Junior and discussing $$$

    I would rather see his father play than griffey with his steatopygean derriere

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    Re: ESPN reporting that Atlanta is targeting Junior and discussing $$$

    Does anyone suspect Griffey to have taken steroids? I've never heard his name mentioned under the cloud of suspicion.

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    Re: ESPN reporting that Atlanta is targeting Junior and discussing $$$

    Quote Originally Posted by akron3344 View Post
    completely concur, when the reds traded for griffey the slope of their descent is almost completely south, look how many winning teams cameron has played for in the interim
    Yes everything that happened was solely reliant on Cameron and Griffey ... It doesnt matter that we ran out there some of baseball's WORST pitching staffs, didnt increase payroll to give Griffey talent around him during most of the decade, next thing people are going to say Mariano Duncan was a better player cause he played on winning teams. Gah people move on. It takes 25 guys no one guy is going to make an entire team. You could substitute Pujols for Griffey on these teams and the team STILL wouldnt have been anything more than 500.

    If someone downed a drink everytime someone blamed Griffey/Dunn as the problem with the past 8 years rather than the total team... how long before theyd pass out or have their heart explode from all the sugar?
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    Re: ESPN reporting that Atlanta is targeting Junior and discussing $$$

    I pray HOF voters realize how incredibly unproductive Jr has been for the last 50% of his playing career. Its like a salesmen meeting his yearly quota by March....then just showing up in shorts and doing nothing for the rest of the year...and still be considered good at his job. Jr is just that.
    He's a sure-fire HOF.

    He can't help that the Reds really had to stretch to get him. He, reportedly, took a little less money than he could have got, by coming to Cincy. I remember it very well; I had a picture of him and Larkin standing together at his first ST in Cincy. Also had a picture of him swinging away, in some ST garb, on my desktop.

    He can't help all the injuries either. With some of his serious knee, hamstring injuries, some players might have retired sooner. I just think that he loves the game.

    Besides, he hasn't been a liability the whole time, especially offensively. Defensively, yes he definitely became one. You wonder, however, if the organization had the stones to get him to switch to RF earlier, if he might have been much more effective. He clearly played CF way too long. Of course, it was said that he was the reason that he stayed if CF, but do you think it would have gone down that way in, say, NY or Atlanta. I doubt it.

    The real shame of it is that the Reds never put a great team around him. If I were him, I might be the one that's miffed.

    All that being said, I wonder why he's not going to end up in the AL as a DH. Is it him not wanting to or is it something else? I was really hoping the so I didn't have to see him play us. Oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slyder View Post
    Yes everything that happened was solely reliant on Cameron and Griffey ... It doesnt matter that we ran out there some of baseball's WORST pitching staffs, didnt increase payroll to give Griffey talent around him during most of the decade, next thing people are going to say Mariano Duncan was a better player cause he played on winning teams. Gah people move on. It takes 25 guys no one guy is going to make an entire team. You could substitute Pujols for Griffey on these teams and the team STILL wouldnt have been anything more than 500.

    If someone downed a drink everytime someone blamed Griffey/Dunn as the problem with the past 8 years rather than the total team... how long before theyd pass out or have their heart explode from all the sugar?

    I agree. Ownership did nothing to make the team better. It was a total marketing ploy, and they wasted a great opportunity.

    I don't blame Junior for anything EXCEPT I do believe he could have taken better care of himself, which resulted in his aging injuries, IMHO.
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    If Tampa's not interested then Atlanta is the next best situation for Griffey. I'll root for him wherever he goes unless he's playing the Reds.

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    Re: ESPN reporting that Atlanta is targeting Junior and discussing $$$

    over the last 8 years, jr has not mattered. make this year # 9

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    griffey has never been inspirational to any young player, never voiced team leadership, was injured consistently, is anybody proud of the reds performance during the time he was on th eteam?


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