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sixer04fan
11-11-2009, 01:15 PM
Ken Griffey Jr. has reached agreement on a one-year deal to return to the Seattle Mariners in 2010, according to a baseball source.

The deal is similar to the contract that paid Griffey a base salary of $2 million and earned him $3.15 million total with incentives, the source said.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4644525

Not a huge deal... but nice to see him stay one more year at least. It'll be a sad day when he retires from the game.

cantstopthee
11-11-2009, 01:36 PM
yes i agree, a true legend, one of the best to ever grace the sport.

DieHardColtsfan
11-11-2009, 01:43 PM
I didn't see this coming. I thought it would be the end of the road. Good for him. Good for Seatle. Prob one of my fav players.

Confusion
11-11-2009, 01:43 PM
He won't be putting up numbers like he did in his prime but he's still a huge benefit and can put up some solid numbers.

Ryan328
11-11-2009, 01:54 PM
Average was low, but he put up good numbers. Glad to see him back for one more year.

ciaban
11-11-2009, 02:19 PM
i hope he tells us when he will be done so we can spend the year celebrating him and let him go out with ovations where ever he goes

davg31
11-11-2009, 02:49 PM
He won't be putting up numbers like he did in his prime but he's still a huge benefit and can put up some solid numbers.

A .214 average isn't a solid number. Not to mention he is on the decline. He could end up hitting under .200. He should have finished it after last season as it was nice to see him back in Seattle and finishing off his career with them. It's not like he's stuck on 686 homers and is trying to break 700 which would have been great but he is at 630.

I just don't get this move on his and the team's behalf.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/griffke02.shtml?redir

1-800-STFU
11-11-2009, 02:51 PM
He should of just retired, he isn't very good anymore.

PenguinsSteeler
11-11-2009, 03:27 PM
A .214 average isn't a solid number. Not to mention he is on the decline. He could end up hitting under .200. He should have finished it after last season as it was nice to see him back in Seattle and finishing off his career with them. It's not like he's stuck on 686 homers and is trying to break 700 which would have been great but he is at 630.

I just don't get this move on his and the team's behalf.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/griffke02.shtml?redir

I totally agree, every post up until yours all suck him off saying he is still a good player and a good move by Seattle. He is old as hell and his numbers will only decline MORE. His average will stay above .200 if he is lucky and might hit 15 HR's. He is 40 years old for christs sake. He was great 10 years ago.

TERRIBLE SIGNING..what the hell is wrong with you people?

Ron!n
11-11-2009, 03:27 PM
He really should retire, hes been pretty bad since 2007.

pf289
11-11-2009, 03:33 PM
Really wish he would just retire but whatever. Prolly my favorite player every besides Cal. He still goes down as having the most beautiful swing ever. And if he would have stayed healthy his entire career, man would he be holding some records now. Prolly would have the HR record. I look at him as almost a Mario Lemieux.

scottythegreat1
11-11-2009, 03:39 PM
A surprise, I figured that Seattle would go after a player like Johnny Damon or Vladdy and Griffey would retire.

Tragedy
11-11-2009, 03:44 PM
One of my favorites of all time. Kind of a shame to see him as a shell of his former self, but oh well. At least he's not continuing to play in 2010 for another team. Mariners or retire, and that's how it should be.

SEATTLEredsox
11-11-2009, 03:51 PM
ehhh...good to see him back. It's not like he's going to be a full time player. He'll get around 250 at bats, so he can't hurt the M's too much offensively. Besides, if you look past his average, his numbers weren't that abysmal last year: .324 OBP, .411 SLG, 19 HR in less than 400 ABs. Plus he is a great clubhouse influence. I guess I like it.

VRP723
11-11-2009, 04:43 PM
I kind of feel bad for him, it's not the same guy

MooseWithFleas
11-11-2009, 04:45 PM
Screw all you haters. Let Griffey play forrrevvverrrrrr!!! He is the last star of my childhood that is still playing!

McPeak92
11-11-2009, 08:28 PM
10 more seasons of 13-14 homers is all i ask from him.

MooseWithFleas
11-11-2009, 08:55 PM
^ This.

donnie23
11-11-2009, 09:54 PM
Screw all you haters. Let Griffey play forrrevvverrrrrr!!! He is the last star of my childhood that is still playing!

Omar Visquel is still playing!

MooseWithFleas
11-11-2009, 09:59 PM
So is Jamie Moyer :).

He is actually the only person left in the 4 major sports that started his pro career before I was born.

RamsfanNY
11-11-2009, 10:01 PM
I kind of feel bad for him, it's not the same guy

Why do you feel bad for him?

RamsfanNY
11-11-2009, 10:02 PM
10 more seasons of 13-14 homers is all i ask from him.

Ha..good luck with that. :rolleyes:

laboy09
11-12-2009, 05:49 AM
what the hell is wrong with the haters wow

Griffey is a true baseball player played the game right and has one of the best swings ever . IF baseball gets more players like Griffey they can over come the steriod era easily. Now we all know fans and haters that he isnt going to put up big numbers . But to the people that think this is a bad move I disagree. The guy can still play maybe not as good as current players but the guy has a swing that will have effect till the guy is like 100 . He brings leadership to the Mariners and can make the young guys carry the team as he exits his career.

davg31
11-12-2009, 11:05 PM
So is Jamie Moyer :).

He is actually the only person left in the 4 major sports that started his pro career before I was born.

Wow you must be old!:D

Punkindrublic03
11-12-2009, 11:08 PM
Respect.

Jr is one of the greatest players in baseball history, arguably the greatest CF of all time in his prime.

nymetsrule
11-12-2009, 11:14 PM
1997 season was amazing.

56 HR, 147 RBI .304 avg, 1.028 OPS :faint: .

MooseWithFleas
11-12-2009, 11:21 PM
wow you must be old!:d

22 :)

Pacerfan99
11-13-2009, 12:14 AM
I love the fact that the M's signed him. The M's fans love him. He pretty much saved baseball in Seattle. He'll still help their attendance and his bat is pretty nice to have off the bench.

For you haters who think this is a bad signing and he's washed up......

AVG. AB HR RBI Runs BB OBP SLG
K. Griffey .214 387 19 57 44 63 .324 .411

J. Bruce .223 345 22 58 47 38 .303 .470


A "washed up" Griffey still had stats as good as one of our supposed best players

2009mvp
11-13-2009, 01:00 AM
That's a lot of money to pay for nostalgic purposes, isn't it? Let's be serious, even in a platoon role he's not a productive hitter anymore. But hey, go for it Seattle. As a baseball fan it's nice to see him play every once in a while.

Gary Reasons
11-14-2009, 02:54 PM
he's remembered just as much for injuries as he is for being a great player.

Zaunnie
11-14-2009, 05:51 PM
I love the fact that the M's signed him. The M's fans love him. He pretty much saved baseball in Seattle. He'll still help their attendance and his bat is pretty nice to have off the bench.

For you haters who think this is a bad signing and he's washed up......

AVG. AB HR RBI Runs BB OBP SLG
K. Griffey .214 387 19 57 44 63 .324 .411

J. Bruce .223 345 22 58 47 38 .303 .470


A "washed up" Griffey still had stats as good as one of our supposed best players
:facepalm:

sexicano31
11-14-2009, 06:18 PM
lol at people arguing about his avg

Ian.
11-14-2009, 06:27 PM
lol at people arguing about his avg

lol @ people using his "chemistry."

I just hope he doesn't get a decent amount of ABs here.

FWBrodie
11-14-2009, 08:59 PM
He does have one thing going for him though. Take a look at his home/away splits. He had a .930 OPS at the Safe last season, which is pretty damn good. I don't know if it's the field that was built for his swing, the standing O's he gets on half of his AB's at Safeco, or a combination of both, but he got it done at home last season. By the way, his away OPS was .584.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/4305/splits