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The offense has looked like it's finally coming around. JP is really starting to look like a shadow of his former self. He isn't far away. Mike Lowell is also looking like himself again. With him, our power should be up to an optimum level. Delgado is hot, hot, hot. We know what we're gonna get from Miguel Cabrera. Our offense still has the capability to be one of the best in the league talent wise.

 

BUT, as I'm sitting in my bed watching baseball tonight, I see a man hit another home run for the Cincinatti Reds, and feel compelled to get all the way up to my family room to make this post.

 

Ken Griffey Jr. is absolutely on fire. 40 RBI in his last 40 games. After his very slow start, he has 10 HR's and 34 RBI's since April 30. We've seen his average climb from .244 in April to .283 in May to .313 so far this month. We've also witnessed his OBP hike from .315 to .345 to .389. We all know the reds will trade him for the right offer. He's certainly not an "untouchable". He has shown no signs of injury up to this point. Juan Pierre is still in the .250 area. Junior is easily a better fielder. He would bring our power and slugging up to epic proportions. He would be an awesome mentor for Miguel Cabrera. He would put fans in the seats. He would bring a good feel to the clubhouse. I'm not sure how much the reds are willing to pay of his salary, but if it's enough...

 

 

 

 

I Want Him.

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Who could we trade? Enc, Pierre, Willingham?

All 3?

 

Thats the problem there, who would we offer?

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theyd want young dudes

 

im thinking JP, Olsen, Willy. That's just an idea of what they might be looking for.

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Lets keep Willingham for now..

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Who could we trade? Enc, Pierre, Willingham?

All 3?

 

Thats the problem there, who would we offer?

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theyd want young dudes

 

im thinking JP, Olsen, Willy. That's just an idea of what they might be looking for.

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Lets keep Willingham for now..

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that was just a general base

 

i'm not sure how much value stokes has left in him, but id much rather part with him. He might even have more than J-Willy since he's a pretty old prospect.

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When I saw that 40rbi in 40 games stat in the bottom right hand corner of the screen during baseball tonight, I started salivating. This is Griffey we're talking about. His name still carries a lot of clout, and fans in south florida being fans in south florida, might hear it, remember who he is, and be somehow drawn to the ballpark. Plus his recent offensive tear has been downright gaudy. I'm glad to hear that I wasn't the only one who started thinking around those lines.

 

On the other hand, he's another lefty (not that being a lefty is bad, i'm just considering our park), and unlike Delgado, Griffey is a dead pull hitter. The other thing that scared me off is that this IS Griffey we're talking about. He's about as sturdy as a skyscraper made of toothpicks and twine. Even though, from a personal standpoint, it would be phenomenal to see Griffey in a Marlins uni, I don't think it's the best baseball decision.

 

(it would be wicked cool to see it happen though)

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The offense has looked like it's finally coming around. JP is really starting to look like a shadow of his former self. He isn't far away. Mike Lowell is also looking like himself again. With him, our power should be up to an optimum level. Delgado is hot, hot, hot. We know what we're gonna get from Miguel Cabrera. Our offense still has the capability to be one of the best in the league talent wise.

 

BUT, as I'm sitting in my bed watching baseball tonight, I see a man hit another home run for the Cincinatti Reds, and feel compelled to get all the way up to my family room to make this post.

 

Ken Griffey Jr. is absolutely on fire. 40 RBI in his last 40 games. After his very slow start, he has 10 HR's and 34 RBI's since April 30. We've seen his average climb from .244 in April to .283 in May to .313 so far this month. We've also witnessed his OBP hike from .315 to .345 to .389. We all know the reds will trade him for the right offer. He's certainly not an "untouchable". He has shown no signs of injury up to this point. Juan Pierre is still in the .250 area. Junior is easily a better fielder. He would bring our power and slugging up to epic proportions. He would be an awesome mentor for Miguel Cabrera. He would put fans in the seats. He would bring a good feel to the clubhouse. I'm not sure how much the reds are willing to pay of his salary, but if it's enough...

 

 

 

 

I Want Him.

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I want Griffey also. Mann, if we got Griffey I would probably have a heartattack. He is my favorite baseball player ever!

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Unless we get a serious upgrade like Dunn or anyone like that, we should try Willingham, because he sure as hell deserves a shot, and in terms of offense could produce a lot more than ENc, who is pretty much playing up to his peak so far this season. Willingham has potential to be much better, and Enc is not in the Marls longterm plans anyway.

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I'm not going to argue the Enc/Pierre centerfield thing but it would give me some comfort if the Isotopes/Marlins organization would start giving Willingham some playing time in right field.

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that's the big problem. RF is a demanding position, and Cabrera is not going back to RF.

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The offense has looked like it's finally coming around. JP is really starting to look like a shadow of his former self. He isn't far away. Mike Lowell is also looking like himself again. With him, our power should be up to an optimum level. Delgado is hot, hot, hot. We know what we're gonna get from Miguel Cabrera. Our offense still has the capability to be one of the best in the league talent wise.

 

BUT, as I'm sitting in my bed watching baseball tonight, I see a man hit another home run for the Cincinatti Reds, and feel compelled to get all the way up to my family room to make this post.

 

Ken Griffey Jr. is absolutely on fire. 40 RBI in his last 40 games. After his very slow start, he has 10 HR's and 34 RBI's since April 30. We've seen his average climb from .244 in April to .283 in May to .313 so far this month. We've also witnessed his OBP hike from .315 to .345 to .389. We all know the reds will trade him for the right offer. He's certainly not an "untouchable". He has shown no signs of injury up to this point. Juan Pierre is still in the .250 area. Junior is easily a better fielder. He would bring our power and slugging up to epic proportions. He would be an awesome mentor for Miguel Cabrera. He would put fans in the seats. He would bring a good feel to the clubhouse. I'm not sure how much the reds are willing to pay of his salary, but if it's enough...

 

 

 

 

I Want Him.

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As much at it pains me to say it because I like the guy but he will pull a hammy before the month's end and be done for the season. It happens every year. Why risk that?

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we have a log jam in the outfield as it is. We dont need another older outfielder. If we were gonna go for Griffey. I rather try for Wells instead.

 

Now to say that he isnt fun to watch play, or wouldnt draw fans in it or out of it. But, it aint gonna happen. This is like posting we are gonna trade for Barry "Steroid head/raciest jerk" Bonds

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