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Old 07-31-2008, 08:55 AM
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Griffey is still better than Swish in centerfield. He still has a good arm and instincts while running just as good as Swish.
I like this trade...it is a needed boost to a dragging team.
Jr. has not been near the playoffs for years and could just be real energized for the next 60 days to make it happen.

Kenny is no dummy as evidenced by all the trades he has pulled off this offseason.
It gives Ozzie another piece to work around PK's slump.
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:55 AM
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Yes, that would make some sense: Trade Thome to a team that needs a LH DH in exchange for a reliever. That way you're trading Thome's salary of 2009 that figures to be activated because he'll get enough at bats in exchange Griffey's for 2009. Plus, the Sox would not have to pick up Griffey's entire contact, though it is a big buyout if they don't.
Thome has a no trade clause.
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:56 AM
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The other side of the coin is if this is considered a move to strengthen the bench and Anderson is gone.
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I mean we are talking about a perennial Gold Glove OF for countless years!
Ten years, the most recent of which was 1999. That's called the distant past in baseball years.
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Yes, that would make some sense: Trade Thome to a team that needs a LH DH in exchange for a reliever. That way you're trading Thome's salary of 2009 that figures to be activated because he'll get enough at bats in exchange Griffey's for 2009. Plus, the Sox would not have to pick up Griffey's entire contact, though it is a big buyout if they don't.
Except that Thome is having a better year than Griffey.
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:57 AM
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Here's an idea--maybe Griffey to RF. Dye to 1B. PK to bench.
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:58 AM
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Griffey might only be hitting .245. But he's been better in July so far and his OPS is around .800, much better than Konerko's or Anderson's.
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Griffey is still better than Swish in centerfield. He still has a good arm and instincts while running just as good as Swish.
All is false except for the underlined. Swish has been good in CF, Griffey is just plain terrible there.
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:59 AM
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Default Ken Griffey Jr

All over sports radio this morning. Griffey to the Sox awaiting his approval. Paulie to the DL for his hand? This would be good news.
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:59 AM
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Ten years, the most recent of which was 1999. That's called the distant past in baseball years.

Yeah, well besides OC, no one else on the Sox has one. All I'm saying is this could be what the Sox need. It gives them options and I bet they won't have to give up a lot to get him. He is basically a rent a player unless the Sox pick up that hefty extension (I doubt it!).
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This could be huge if he accepts the trade. I'd think it would set up a possible platoon at 1b with Nick Swisher and Paul Konerko!
Sources with Fox (who reported the trade) are saying he'll be playing CF. So this would make sense.
I have to think BA or Owens was involved in this trade.
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Is this 2005 deja vu?

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8...await-approval
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AHHH it's making me crazy I want to know who the Sox have to give up before I can judge this!
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Here's an idea--maybe Griffey to RF. Dye to 1B. PK to bench.
Interesting thought.

I've been scratching my head over this rumored deal for 1/2 hour now. It doesn't seem like a fit. The only thing I keep coming back to is there may be another deal in place.

Sun Times had a brief mention this morning of Konerko possibly being linked with the D-Backs. It will be an interesting day, that's for sure!
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:00 AM
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Here's an idea--maybe Griffey to RF. Dye to 1B. PK to bench.
I don't think that works, I don't think you want to thrust a guy into 1B who has never played there before in the middle of a pennant race...meanwhile Mike and Mike brought up a good point, in '03 Palmerio turned down a trade to the Cubs in the midst of a pennant race, so it's not unheard of for a guy to turn down a trade. But Palmerio had a history with the Cubs which probably led him to turn it down...let's see, but for now it's time for breakfast.
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