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    Mike Cameron hangs 'em up....

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/0...to-retire.html

    In 17 big league seasons, Cameron hit .249/.338/.444 with 278 home runs for eight different clubs. According to Baseball Reference, the centerfielder earned more than $76MM over the course of his career.
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    Re: Mike Cameron hangs 'em up....

    An underrated player outside of statistics circles.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Mike Cameron hangs 'em up....

    In hindsight I'm thinking we would have been better off not making the Griffey deal and keeping him as our CF. I'm not blaming Bowden here at all. I'd have made the trade too but I didn't know at the time that Griffey'd be hurt so much and that his salary would hamstring the organization so.

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    Re: Mike Cameron hangs 'em up....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    In hindsight I'm thinking we would have been better off not making the Griffey deal and keeping him as our CF. I'm not blaming Bowden here at all. I'd have made the trade too but I didn't know at the time that Griffey'd be hurt so much and that his salary would hamstring the organization so.
    Agreed.
    You know, when the best player of a generation says he wants to come to your team, you just don't have a good way to tell him no thanks.

    I liked watching Cameron in CF.
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    Re: Mike Cameron hangs 'em up....

    The Cameron retirement peak my interest. He must have been a very likeable guy during his major league tenure because everyone talks about him in a glowing manner. I haven't seen a mention yet of his PED suspension, which for many players has been front and center the day they reired.

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    Re: Mike Cameron hangs 'em up....

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
    Agreed.
    I liked watching Cameron in CF.
    Me too. It was fun when it was SS Barry Larkin, 2B Pokey Reese, and CF Mike Cameron up the middle on defense. It was unbelievable how much ground they covered. Not much got through or fell in.

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    Re: Mike Cameron hangs 'em up....

    The PED suspension cast a big shadow on Cameron's career, IMO.
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