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cpayne5 06-10-2004 12:58 PM

Ken Griffey Jr
 
I'm glad he's getting back into the swing of things after three injury plagued seasons. I've always felt bad for him because he's got just as much talent as anyone, but couldn't maximize it because of injuries.

I hope he and not Bonds makes a good run and Hank Aaron's record. Unlike Bonds, KGJ seems to be a bit more humble.

SmootSmack 06-10-2004 01:00 PM

I'm happy for Griffey as well, people forget how dominant he once was. I'd like to see Grant Hill return to form as well, but that's looking less likely

cpayne5 06-10-2004 01:43 PM

[QUOTE=smootsmack]I'm happy for Griffey as well, people forget how dominant he once was. I'd like to see Grant Hill return to form as well, but that's looking less likely[/QUOTE]
Yeah, and Alonzo Mourning.

SKINSnCANES 06-10-2004 02:05 PM

how old is Griffey? I think all these years of injury will prevent him for makign a run at the record. He used to be a great player. I always like Frank Thomas more than Griffey, Griffey entered the league in 89, Thomas in 90. I think Thomas has 430 homeruns and hasnt been injured near as much as Griffey, so I guess Griffey definitly turned out to be the better ball player.

Grant Hill was the man, i loved him when he came into the league.

cpayne5 06-10-2004 03:29 PM

He'll be 35 in November. Frank Thomas had a resurgence last year. Both those guys are class acts, Thomas especially.

SmootSmack 06-10-2004 03:33 PM

When you consider what Bonds has done since turning 35, there's no reason to think that if Griffey stays healthy he can't do the same.

Mattyk 06-10-2004 04:22 PM

When you consider what the juice has done for Bonds...

skinsfanthru&thru 06-16-2004 04:51 PM

[QUOTE=cpayne5]He'll be 35 in November. Frank Thomas had a resurgence last year. Both those guys are class acts, Thomas especially.[/QUOTE]

i like frank thomas but i wouldn't consider him a class act since almost every time he opens his mouth, he complains about money.

cpayne5 06-17-2004 10:45 AM

[QUOTE=skinsfanthru&thru]i like frank thomas but i wouldn't consider him a class act since almost every time he opens his mouth, he complains about money.[/QUOTE]
I've never heard him complain about money.
I have heard that he has taken *less* money to stay with the Sox, though.

skinsfanthru&thru 06-17-2004 04:05 PM

[QUOTE=cpayne5]I've never heard him complain about money.
I have heard that he has taken *less* money to stay with the Sox, though.[/QUOTE]

there was something a year or 2 ago when thomas said he was being robbed by the white sox and they were trying to keep part of his money from him or something like that. i am glad to see he and griffey back to their old hitting ways cuz i'm so freaking tired of every baseball discussion or topic on tv having something to do with mr. steriods barry bonds.

cpayne5 06-17-2004 04:40 PM

[QUOTE=skinsfanthru&thru]there was something a year or 2 ago when thomas said he was being robbed by the white sox and they were trying to keep part of his money from him or something like that. i am glad to see he and griffey back to their old hitting ways cuz i'm so freaking tired of every baseball discussion or topic on tv having something to do with mr. steriods barry bonds.[/QUOTE]
In 2002, the White Sox invoked a clause in Thomas' contract called a diminished skills clause. By doing this, his salary dropped from $10million to ~$250k. Another stipulation of doing this was that Thomas could immediately void the contract with penalty and enter free agency.

"But I can't complain about the money I'm making. If you want to categorize it, yes I am a designated hitter the majority of the time, so I think I'm being paid fairly in that aspect. If I'm going to be on field half the time, then we can work on some other things." - Thomas after agreeing to a $6million contract following the 'dispute'

skinsfanthru&thru 06-17-2004 09:55 PM

[QUOTE=cpayne5]In 2002, the White Sox invoked a clause in Thomas' contract called a diminished skills clause. By doing this, his salary dropped from $10million to ~$250k. Another stipulation of doing this was that Thomas could immediately void the contract with penalty and enter free agency.

"But I can't complain about the money I'm making. If you want to categorize it, yes I am a designated hitter the majority of the time, so I think I'm being paid fairly in that aspect. If I'm going to be on field half the time, then we can work on some other things." - Thomas after agreeing to a $6million contract following the 'dispute'[/QUOTE]

i don't remember it being that big of a difference in the pay cut, but i remember him answering questions about it and a couple times he sounded like a prick and this is coming from a guy who, like i said, was and is a fan of thomas. seeing that pay cut explains why he sounded the way he did.


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