Remember those headlines in the AJC the other day talking about how Griffey was coming to Atlanta? Yeah, not so much:
A little more than nine years to the day after he left, Ken Griffey Jr. is back with the Mariners.
The Seattle P-I learned Wednesday afternoon that Griffey, after a brief flirtation with the Atlanta Braves, opted to take the Mariners offer of an incentive-laden one-year contract for 2009. The Mariners announced the move later Wednesday night.
I’m not sure if I should be happy that the Braves didn’t sign an old, immobile and likely to be hurt outfielder or if I should be concerned at how poor Frank Wren has been at closing deals this winter. I mean, sure, let Griffey go, but some day a good deal is going to be on the table Frank, and that’s one you’ll have to get done.