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Ken Griffey Jr.’s Impact: For Better or For Worse

Published by on June 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

When the Seattle Mariners signed Ken Griffey Jr., I was hoping for at least a 20 HR, 85 RBI season. I felt if the Mariners used him as their everyday DH, he could produce moderate power, something the Mariners have not had since Edgar Martinez left.

However, about one-third into the season, it doesn't look like Griffey will reach my moderate expectations. It seems like he has declined a lot from his 2007 campaign with the Reds, hen he hit 30 home runs and drove in 78 runs. According to updated ZIPS projections, he is only projected to hit 17 home runs and drive in 55 runs this season.

For being an injury-free season, this would be an all-time low for Griffey. Whether it be because of switching from ...

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