Wheel of Griffey stories continues
That Ken Griffey Jr.-to-Seattle reunion isn’t a foregone conclusion just yet.
Two baseball sources told ESPN.com on Saturday that the Atlanta Braves are making a late play for Griffey and have begun discussing money with his agent.
Pfffffffffft. Unless Griffey doesn’t show up in Seattle for his physical Monday or Tuesday, I’m not going to put any stock in this. I don’t know if it’s chatter, or if his agent wants to put some doubt into the situation to try and extract another million out of the M’s at the last moment, or what.
But really, if they call the M’s back and say “Hey, you heard the Braves are interested, right? And spring training works out better for him… but if we go to $5m, he’d prefer to be in Seattle.” The Mariners should say “Hold on, we’ve got Anderson on line two…” and then hang up.