How Long Is Your Leash?
Not with the team – with Junior.
From all the threads we’ve had each time Junior has signed on with the club, I know there are two distinct camps about Griffey being here. For those who never wanted him to sign, or re-sign, feel free to skip the comments. We know your answer – you want Junior out as early as humanly possible. Noted, often many times over.
But for those of you who wanted him to come back for 2010, whether it was because you thought he might hit better after yet another knee surgery or you liked the idea of having him in the clubhouse or whatever, you’re the ones I’m curious about. How long do you want Ken Griffey Jr to be this team’s DH versus RHPs? When is your breaking point, where you say “you know, it’s been a year and change, and the bat speed just isn’t there, so he probably shouldn’t play much anymore.”?
This isn’t an insinuation that the point should be today, this week, or this month. I’m just asking a question. For those of you who wanted Griffey on this team, at what point will you stop wanting him to be the reguar DH? When do you need to see some offense by before you give up on the franchise icon as a major league hitter? And what do you want them to do with him once everyone agrees that he’s just a bench guy?
How long should we wait? That’s my question to those of you who think he should have been on the team to begin with.