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Postby Wildcard 24 » Wed Mar 05, 2003 5:40 pm

Or could he bounce back and have a great year?
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Wed Mar 05, 2003 6:05 pm

As far as I know, he's been retired for a few years now. He's done.
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Postby Nappy Dugouts » Wed Mar 05, 2003 8:24 pm

Griff was too good for too long to be done at this age. Yes, he has had several down years in comparison to what we were used to. No doubt. However, I would argue that these down years were mainly a result of injuries.

So, to me the question is, "will he ever be healthy long enough to put together a good year or two".

I think he is bound to be more healthy than he has been, and will put up a few good years in a Red uniform. I am not talking about .290 55 HR 130 RBI performances like he could do in Seattle. I am looking at .275 35 HR 110 RBI years.

If you like to take risks at all, this might be the year to take one on JR.
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Postby cardinal25 » Wed Mar 05, 2003 8:33 pm

I don't believe he is done, but his upside isn't nearly what it used to be. His kingdome days of 56 hr, 20 sb are not realistic. The kingdome helped his home run totals and he no longer with injuries has the legs to run as much anymore. I think he may at best be similar to David Justice in 2000, 35-40 hr, 110 rbi. Still pretty good, although I'd equate him with a Jim Edmonds these days. :-)
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Postby Guest » Wed Mar 05, 2003 10:43 pm

As much as I hate to admit it, cardinal25 is right about how much to expect out of Griffey, pretty good, but not as good as he once was.
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Postby EricF » Wed Mar 05, 2003 10:45 pm

Sorry. The last post was mine. I didn't realize I wasn't logged in.
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Postby wrveres » Thu Mar 06, 2003 12:30 am

:-o I heard the same stories last year. he will be good but not great. He went on to burn me by the first weekend. While Jr. and Larry will def. help you when healthy, it sucks spending your weekend scouring the wire for a replacment, and not just one weekend but many of them, cus they "might start on Monday".... "nope one more week"... "He will def start against Ariz." gets a little old. Let some other Hack take them both and limit your risk at just prospects. :-o
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Postby gogiants » Thu Mar 06, 2003 2:55 am

He MAY not be done, but is a high risk. Worth a few dollars, or a mid-late round pick. Anything from 250-15-50 to300-45-120
Kind of similar to juan gone
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Postby prodpaul » Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:21 am

The only way I draft him is if he is available in Round 25. I had him last year and the year before that thinking he would be a great comeback option.
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Postby gregsanders » Fri Mar 07, 2003 7:25 am

If the media's portrayal of Griffey (a big if) is even close to accurate, this guy is the just like the lady I work next to who is always complaining about her job. The only difference is that she's not locked in for millions. An unmotivated crybaby rarely produces. Can you tell I drafted him last year?
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