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If we do trade Lowell to the O's...Griffey?


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He's owed $12.5 in 07 million and 08 with $6.5 million deferred each year. He has a $16.5 million club option in 09 with a $4 million buyout.

 

If the Reds agreed to pay half his contract and the rest of his salary this year, would you take him and give up two pitching prospects like Johnson and someone else (maybe Tank)? If Vargas/Olsen work out, we won't have a place in the rotation for another rookie pitcher any time soon. The Reds need to trade one of Griffey/Dunn/Kearns and they need pitching prospects.

 

Griffey lives in Orlando, so I'm sure his family would be happy about the deal. He'd have to agree to play RF with Pierre in CF, but I doubt that would bother him to be closer to home and have a chance to win a title. He obviously has injury issues, but he is playing great this season. Maybe he's finally healthy.

 

1. Pierre

2. Castillo

3. Delgado

4. Cabrera (3B)

5. Griffey (RF)

6. Enc (LF)

7. Lo Duca

8. Gonzo

 

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Where do you come up with this stuff?

 

We can't afford AJ, but we'll acquire Griffey... :hat

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Are you that bad with math? If we only had to pay for half of Griffey's contract, he'd cost less than what we owe Lowell. :blink:

 

The Reds have a surplus of OF and need pitching prospects. If we acquire Penn and Olsen/Vargas pitch well, we'll have a surplus of young pitching prospects.

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Where do you come up with this stuff?

 

We can't afford AJ, but we'll acquire Griffey... :hat

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Are you that bad with math? If we only had to pay for half of Griffey's contract, he'd cost less than what we owe Lowell. :blink:

 

The Reds have a surplus of OF and need pitching prospects. If we acquire Penn and Olsen/Vargas pitch well, we'll have a surplus of young pitching prospects.

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Math isn't my strong suit, but I'd say I have a good grip on reality ;) . There's no reason for them to deal Griffey and pay someone to take him...

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Where do you come up with this stuff?

 

We can't afford AJ, but we'll acquire Griffey... :hat

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Are you that bad with math? If we only had to pay for half of Griffey's contract, he'd cost less than what we owe Lowell. :blink:

 

The Reds have a surplus of OF and need pitching prospects. If we acquire Penn and Olsen/Vargas pitch well, we'll have a surplus of young pitching prospects.

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Math isn't my strong suit, but I'd say I have a good grip on reality ;) . There's no reason for them to deal Griffey and pay someone to take him...

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They'd be paying for the prospects. Maybe trade them Johnson/Penn/Bigbie. Dunn is going to cost them about $8 million next year and their minor league pitching is pathetic from what I've read. They aren't going to win with the team they currently have.

 

If Griffey didn't have injury issues, I agree they wouldn't trade him and pay part of his salary. But he isn't exactly reliable.

 

I think you'll see the Reds trade one of Griffey/Dunn/Casey before the beginning of next year for pitching help.

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He's owed $12.5 in 07 million and 08 with $6.5 million deferred each year. He has a $16.5 million club option in 09 with a $4 million buyout.

 

If the Reds agreed to pay half his contract and the rest of his salary this year, would you take him and give up two pitching prospects like Johnson and someone else (maybe Tank)? If Vargas/Olsen work out, we won't have a place in the rotation for another rookie pitcher any time soon. The Reds need to trade one of Griffey/Dunn/Kearns and they need pitching prospects.

 

Griffey lives in Orlando, so I'm sure his family would be happy about the deal. He'd have to agree to play RF with Pierre in CF, but I doubt that would bother him to be closer to home and have a chance to win a title. He obviously has injury issues, but he is playing great this season. Maybe he's finally healthy.

 

1. Pierre

2. Castillo

3. Delgado

4. Cabrera (3B)

5. Griffey (RF)

6. Enc (LF)

7. Lo Duca

8. Gonzo

 

:mischief2

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:thumbdown no way i would hate for us to give up some of our prospects for someone like griffey who is always injured...now if we get dunn or pena or kearns then okay

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after thinking about this, Im all for getting on the Griffey bandwagon

 

he is back... if someway we could get the money to work, I would love to see a 3-4-5 of Delgado, Cabs, and Jr

 

.290/.369/.548 21hr 64rbi

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Man, that is an awsome idea. :thumbup

 

I wonder why the Marlins aren't trying to do a deal with the Reds, because they really want pitching.

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all you guys who say "he's back" have a real short memory. he hasn't played in more than 111 games in the last 4 seasons (2001-2004). Last season he played 83 games and then hurt himself again. this season? he's played in 89. Wow....he's made it to the same place he made it to last year before suffering his fourth consecutive season-ending injury. he's back, baby!

 

trading for Griffey would be the most collossally stupid move this team could ever make. the best way to ensure that this team will not compete is to waste valuable payroll "taking a flyer" on a guy like Griffey. thankfully, the FO knows this, which is why they are desperate to deal Lowell even at the cost of taking a lesser deal for AJ. you might...MIGHT...see Griffey go to an NY team, just because they can afford to eat his salary if he gets hurt again. if we got him and he missed even half a season before the end of this deal, it would devastate this franchise, even if we only were paying him $6 million (which the Reds would of course never agree to anyhow).

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IMO getting Griffey would be a huge risk. The guy can't jog out a homerun without getting injured. This is the longest stretch in 5 years he's been injury free. A 3 month injury free period doesn't have me convinced.

 

As a small market club, the guys we pay the big bucks for have to pan out. It would suck for us to be on the hook for any part of his contract and have him riding the pine.

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all you guys who say "he's back" have a real short memory. he hasn't played in more than 111 games in the last 4 seasons (2001-2004). Last season he played 83 games and then hurt himself again. this season? he's played in 89. Wow....he's made it to the same place he made it to last year before suffering his fourth consecutive season-ending injury. he's back, baby!

 

trading for Griffey would be the most collossally stupid move this team could ever make. the best way to ensure that this team will not compete is to waste valuable payroll "taking a flyer" on a guy like Griffey. thankfully, the FO knows this, which is why they are desperate to deal Lowell even at the cost of taking a lesser deal for AJ. you might...MIGHT...see Griffey go to an NY team, just because they can afford to eat his salary if he gets hurt again. if we got him and he missed even half a season before the end of this deal, it would devastate this franchise, even if we only were paying him $6 million (which the Reds would of course never agree to anyhow).

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You said it better than I did :notworthy

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Nothing suggests Grifey will accept a trade here. He's said he's comfortable in Cincinnati but willing to consider a move to a certain title contender. We can't offer him that.

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but would we really not be considered a title contender with Griffey in the middle of our lineup with Cabrera and Delgado?

 

 

Not to mention having Beckett and Willis leading the rotation....I wouldnt exactly call us chopped liver in that situation.

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Nothing suggests Grifey will accept a trade here. He's said he's comfortable in Cincinnati but willing to consider a move to a certain title contender. We can't offer him that.

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Griffey said he wants to stop looking at his Daddy's rings, he wants one of his own

 

also, he said he doesnt want to be far from his home in Orlando....

 

with him in our lineup, we are a title contender

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Nothing suggests Grifey will accept a trade here. He's said he's comfortable in Cincinnati but willing to consider a move to a certain title contender. We can't offer him that.

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Griffey said he wants to stop looking at his Daddy's rings, he wants one of his own

 

also, he said he doesnt want to be far from his home in Orlando....

 

with him in our lineup, we are a title contender

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He wants to go to a team that will win it now... the Marlins right now are pretty far away from resembling anything like a contender... I would love to have him if he is healthy, but not at the expense of Lowell. The Reds don't need a 3B, they already have Joe Randa (is that his name?). It wouldn't make sense for them to have two 3rd basemen...

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The Reds aren't going to pay half his contract for Tank and Johnson. They don't HAVE to trade him and I don't know why, at this point, anyone thinks the Reds are going to do anything.

 

This is the same team that asked Kansas City for Zack Greinke when they inquired about Austin Kearns. The same team that asked for Jason Lane, Brandon Backe, Chris Burke, and Ezequiel Astactio when Houston inquired about Adam Dunn.

 

They have the worst GM in baseball and to think that we're going to cruise in and get Griffey is insane.

 

If we want them to pay half the contract, they're gonna ask for Vargas and Olsen both. And I wouldn't do that if they paid the whole damn salary.

 

Furthermore, while he says now he's open to being traded to a contender, he's still apprehensive about it. So, to assume he'd come here is optimistic...and to assume he'd be willing to switch positions is VERY optimistic. He has a no trade and I have a hunch the second we said "we want you to play RF" he'd be like "pffffftttt, pass."

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