Sunday, June 15, 2008
Agent says Griffey not considering Tampa Bay
Today ESPNews was reporting that SI.com was reporting that Ken Griffey Jr. was considering waiving his no-trade clause so he could be dealt to Tampa Bay. Griffey's agent, Brian Goldberg, said later in the day that the rumors were untrue. The talk started when Sports Illustrated reported that Junior had told friends he had a keen eye on the Rays' situation in case the Reds wanted to move him. Goldberg says this was probably "a media member thinking out loud." If the trade were to happen, I think it would be a good move for the Rays. Griffey still hits for power and average, and would be a great DH in that young lineup. It would be a good move for Griffey as well. As shocking as it is to hear, the Rays are a contender and Junior would have a chance to not only take them to the playoffs, but bask in the glory of doing so.