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Postby Canacuna » Mon Mar 15, 2004 6:34 pm

Assuming the annual rumors turn out to be true this season (Nike is making teal Griffey shoes, y'know), what would you think of Griffey coming back to Seattle? Don't consider what would have to be given up to land him, or his price tag - just whether you would welcome him back or not.

Personally, I'd love to see Griffey come back to Seattle - so long as he's a happy camper and not a grumpy, whiney, old man. He's one of the reasons I became interested in baseball and have too many positive memories of him to not welcome him back...
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Postby SeaWolf » Wed Mar 17, 2004 12:55 am

I'm not to sure I would welcome him. He pretty much screwed the Mariners, by only accepting a trade to Cincinnati. Him, A-Rod, and Randy can all take a flying leap. <img src=/forums/images/smiles/kiss.gif>
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Postby Sticky Spice » Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:22 am

I would not welcome him back.

While he was an amazing player while here and has given me many great memories, he also was bad for the team as his time with us wound down.

He seemed to always have a personal problem with management and even whined about not having enough banners, or at least not as many as other popular M's.

I'm done with him along with Alex and Randy.
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Postby BobbyRoberto » Thu Mar 25, 2004 2:22 am

For me, production is more important than his possible personality flaws. The Mariners have a team full of nice, bland players and haven't done anything with them (Dan Wilson, John Olerud, Willie Bloomquist--have there ever been a more boring bunch of guys?). If Griffey could hit 40+ homers and be healthy for a full season, he can whine all he wants. The problem is, I don't see him doing that since he hasn't played a full season in 3 years. I think he'd be a significant downgrade defensively from Cameron and his ego is too big to accept a move to left or right field. The best chance of him staying healthy would be at DH, which he would also likely take as an insult, plus Edgar hasn't retired yet.

If I was confident he could hit like he did during his last season in Seattle (.285/.384/.576, 123 r, 48 hr, 134 rbi, 24 sb), I'd take him back in a heartbeat and let him play wherever he wants and complain about anything he wants to complain about.
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