Griffey to Seattle; Spring Training notes

One of the few good guys left in the game, Ken Griffey, Jr., has been signed by the Seattle Mariners, according to numerous reports.  The Mariners GM, while speaking to a reporter did not deny the reports.

If Griffey lands back in Seattle it would be great both for the city and for him.  He’s been a fish out of the water his whole time in Cincy.

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Mike Schmidt works with Pedro Feliz and Greg Dobbs at third base in Cleawater. (Leslie Gudel, Comcast SportsNet)

Mike Schmidt works with Pedro Feliz and Greg Dobbs at third base in Cleawater. (Leslie Gudel, Comcast SportsNet)

Mike Schmidt and Jimmy Rollins spoke in Clearwater today on which team would win a series, the ’08 Phils or the ’80 Phils.  The question is very intriguing, but a little stupid.  The ’80 team was a team of established all-star veterans, the ’08 team– a team of young establishing all-stars.

When Schmidt was asked about it, he paused and finally said, “The ’08 team, but it would go seven games.”

Rollins, not knowing Schmidt’s answers also felt it would go seven games and that the ’08 team would win it. They both seemed to agree that last year’s team was more athletic and had more speed and power than the ’80 team, but the ’80 team may have had the edge in pitching.

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Charlie Manuel was not in camp today.  He was attending a long time friend, and former teammate, Ted Uhlander’s funeral in Denver. Manuel is expected to rejoin the team tomorrow.

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