Friday, February 13, 2009

Ken Griffey Jr. 2009

Various sources are reporting that Ken Griffey Jr. is close to signing a deal to return to the Seattle Mariners. Sadly, this isn't the kind of big news it would have been years ago. Age and injuries have robbed Griffey of much of his talent, and at 39 years old in 2009, Griffey doesn't have much to offer your fantasy team other than the ability to pick up some home runs in the late round of your draft. He's no longer good enough to use in most daily formats such as Rotohog or Snapdraft, and its likely that even in traditional leagues you'll be able to find options with similar power but more upside. To make matters worse, Griffey will be going from a very favorable home park to an unfavorable one.

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