2008 Reds / Reds - General

8 thoughts on “Griffey to Atlanta?

  1. I have seen that rumor in a couple of places now but haven’t seen anything regarding what piece(s) the Reds might expect to get in return.

  2. This is Terence Moore’s annual “let’s get Griffey” column – I’m not sure it even qualifies as a “rumor.” In any event, while I’d love to unload Griffey’s legs and contract for some very good pitching prospects, I’m very skeptical of his ability to play CF for anyone.

  3. Griffey has been my favorite player since his rookie year but the Reds should trade him. Since he’s close to 600 HRS and relatively cheap (I can’t believe I’m saying 12.5 million is “cheap”), the Reds should get some pretty nice prospects in return.

    Has anyone thought about their lineup next year? Who bats leadoff? It’s not even close to being a balanced lineup. IMO, replacing Griffey’s bat with a speed/righthanded/OBP type would be a good move.

  4. snake, I say that Hamilton is the closest thing the Reds have in a leadoff hitter.

  5. I agree, Jim. Unless Hatteberg is in the lineup. As I said, I’m fine with trading Jr (for the right deal), but not in the name of lefty-righty balance or adding speed. I’d replace Griffey with Jay Bruce if he’s ready.

    I’m very curious to see the major league projections for Bruce, btw.

  6. Rafael Soriano and some prospects would be a great deal…depending on the prospects. The Braves probably wouldn’t trade their presumed 2008 closer though. I can’t believe they acquired Soriano for Horacio Ramirez.

    The Reds need some balance in their lineup so I’d like for any of the prospects received to help with that problem. The Reds can’t rely on homeruns alone. More righthanded and/or OBP guys would have made that Hamels 15 K game in June much more interesting.

    Where does Freel fit in next year if Griffey is traded? I’m guessing that Freel/Hopper would serve as a stop gap until Bruce is ready.

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