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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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.
Originally posted by PeterStorkExcept 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? Nevin is quite possibly the worst defensive 3B in baseball. The possibility of his move to LF frightens the hell out of us Padre fans. His lack of speed will make his range extremely limited. Add to this that noted speedster Bubba Trammell will be in RF, CF Mark Kotsay will have to do a butt load of extra running in the OF.
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A-Rod is denying it, FWIW. Obviously his credibility on such things isn't great. If this is true, I wonder how the Players Association will react. They've been standing by him because it's their job to support their members.