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Since: 2.1.02
From: Seattle, WA

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#1 Posted on
Sounds like Ken Griffey Jr. was almost a Padre but Nevin wouldn't waive his no-trade clause. Good for San Diego I think, since they wouldn't be getting Griffey circa 1995-98. ESPN didn't really say what the whole trade was going to be or if there was going to other players involved.

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Except that Griffey would...maybe...sell tickets, I'd take Nevin over him in a heartbeat.

Now that I've said this, of course, Junior will win the MVP as the Reds win the '03 Series.

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Geez, and to think that just a couple of years ago people were calling Griffey one of the all-time greats and a threat to pass Hank Aaron.

Did Barry Bonds steal his talent or something?

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No, but as I said in the HOF thread, Griffey hasn't done much in the past couple of years (relatively speaking). It becomes a "what have you done for me lately?" issue rather than a "what have you done?", if that makes any sense.

Griffey still might be on the market, though...

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    Originally posted by PeterStork
    Except that Griffey would...maybe...sell tickets, I'd take Nevin over him in a heartbeat.

Plus, Phil Nevin, no matter how much he protests, will be playing left field next season. Who would you rather have in the outfield, Nevin or Griffey? It's a dumb question when you put it in that context, isn't it?
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I just heard that Chicago (Sox) just nixed (at the last minute, apparently, a Griffey Jr for Magglio Ordonez deal. Why would the Chisox even think to do THAT???

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