Ken Griffey Jr. on His Last Legs?

Posted: 10th May 2010 by Tom Dubberke in MLB
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This article from the Tacoma Times indicates that Ken Griffey, Jr.’s days as a Mariner are numbered.  Aside from his awful start at the plate and the fact that he can’t play the field because of his sore and gimpy knees, he’s apparently not been the force in the clubhouse he was last year.  In fact, the article reports an anecdote that Griffey was not used as a pinch hitter in a recent game, because he was asleep in the clubhouse in the late innings. I’ve long felt that keeping old guys with little left to contribute on the field around because of their supposed great influence in the clubhouse is way overrated.  Better to have someone on the bench who can actually help you win some ballgames out on the field with a timely hit, a great defensive play ...

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