Still no Griffey update
When I arrived at the stadium at 7:15 a.m. my intentions were to find something more interesting than the fact that Kelly Johnson avoided an arbitration hearing by agreeing to a one -year, $2.85 million contract.
But there were no signs of Ken Griffey Jr. in the clubhouse on Wednesday morning and I’m no longer convinced we’re going to see him on the Disney property later today.
From what I can gather, Griffey still hasn’t told the Braves that he’s firmly decided whether he’ll be playing in Seattle or Atlanta this year. This certainly wasn’t what I was expecting to gather when I woke up at the crack of dawn.
My expectation was that The Kid would be participating with the Braves during their first full-squad workout this morning. But for now the waiting game continues and based on everything that has happened this offseason, I think I’m done making any assumptions.
While remaining optimistic that Griffey will choose Atlanta over Seattle, Chipper Jones has said that he won’t actually believe it to be true until he sees him in the Braves clubhouse. I’ve now officially adopted that same mindset.
- Mark Bowman