Griffey… hey, Griffey

DMZ · February 18, 2009 at 7:00 am · Filed Under Mariners 



58 Responses to “Griffey… hey, Griffey”

  1. Hitman on February 18th, 2009 3:50 pm

    I can say to everyone “Ahhh, let him go” but the fact of the matter is i’d rather see him on TV wearing a M’s jersey than going down the road to Turner field and watch him in person. If he does sign with Atlanta then i’m wearing his Seattle Jersey every game I go to. Armstrong is right. Seattle needs him. Not for novelty like some say but for him. His attitude, the fact that he has been pure his whole career, and the mood he will bring to a (lets face it) a pretty bland team. You never know what those kids are capable of if they have someone like Jr. on the bench with them. The only problem I have with the team is the manager. Cox can get the respect of Griffey. I dont know about Wakmu. But with Griffey being the person he is he will probably just be the same ole team player and go along with it. I thought for sure he inked a deal with Atlanta. I’m hopeful for now anyway.

  2. CMC_Stags on February 18th, 2009 3:55 pm

    That A-Rod/Griffey picture is simultaneously awesome and depressing.

    I remember going to a Red Sox / Mariners game at the Safe in the summer of 1999. The M’s were down by 2 going into the bottom of an inning (somewhere like the 3rd or 4th) and I remember saying to those I went to the game with that the great thing about the M’s is that A-Rod and Griffey could go back to back and tie the game up by themselves. They then proceeded to do just that. I loved those teams but am not sure I’d want A-Rod (at least not with his salary and/or baggage) or Griffey back as full time players.

  3. Hitman on February 18th, 2009 3:59 pm


  4. SweetLou on February 18th, 2009 4:20 pm

    Man, this is getting old – Thank God the S.I. Swimsuit edition is out.

  5. pgreyy on February 18th, 2009 4:23 pm

    Did anyone else see Washington Post’s take on this?

    Their take is that Seattle is trying to overpay for Griffey, but Griffey might do the right thing and turn down the purely mercenary lure to play for Seattle in order to righteously take less money to really help a team that could be contenders if only they had his help.

    I thought we were the ones offering low money but high emotional reasoning and that Atlanta were the mercenaries throwing more money his way…

    This is just one example of how the world certainly isn’t seeing this whole thing the way that Seattle sports fans (on either side of the arguments about the merits of this potential signing) are seeing it.

  6. Hitman on February 18th, 2009 4:29 pm

    Atlanta will not contend though. They have the Phillies and the Mets to hurdle and that will not happen. Lowe will be a bust and Vazquez cannot carry the team and neither will Glavine.

    Griffey will end up the scapegoat when they miss the playoffs. In Seattle at least he will be honored and have his hero status with no conditions in Seattle. If the Mariners do something this season he will get some credit, if they dont the fans will still say thank you.

  7. BigJared on February 18th, 2009 4:36 pm

    I’ve heard Griffey say he’ll play until they tear the uniform off his back. I don’t think he’s looking at 2009 as being his last season.

  8. BoiseMoose on February 18th, 2009 4:51 pm

    The sentimental schmuck in me hopes Griffey signs and I get a chance to see him play as a Mariner again. The other part of me hopes he signs with Atlanta, and I can get back to hearing about the players that ARE here, and play for my team, and how the front office plans to make the M’s contenders again.

    Right now, all the coverage I’m seeing of the M’s at the moment is “will he, or won’t he?” There’s a lot of intriguing storylines with this year’s Mariner club. The Griffey thing takes away from all of that. I just want it over so we can move on.

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