Is Griffey a Mariner in 2010?

Sep 29, 2009, 6:35 PM | Updated: Apr 4, 2011, 7:55 pm

Mariners insider, Shannon Drayer, seems to think so. That is, if Griffey wants to come back.

She does state that, as it has this year, the clubhouse will continue to change and look much different in 2010.

Griffey

Whether or not he’s back next year, Shannon notes the incredible influence he’s had in helping establish clubhouse respect of first-year manager, Don Wakamatsu.

Though, bringing back the kid is also unfair to Wakamatsu to a certain extent, as he’ll be limited with the talent he has at DH.

Even so, Wak isn’t missing out on young DH talent by keeping Griffey, as Shannon states, “Because young player who could fill that position would have to play all the time.”

Much speculation has surrounded whether or not this is the last time we’ll see Griffey in a Mariners uniform – due to retirement or otherwise. John McGrath, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reminds us what a shame it would be if Seattle fans didn’t get to see him off properly.

Steve Phillips, former MLB GM and current ESPN Baseball Analyst, thinks it would just make sense to bring Griffey back next year.

Kevin also brought Larry Stone of the Seattle Times into the conversation, recalling what GM Jack Zduriencik had to say about bringing Griffey back. Larry isn’t surprised by Jack’s reluctance to give a definite answer.

What do you think? Should Griffey announce his retirement this week so we can send him off the right way? Should the Mariners do all they can to bring him back next year? Leave your comments below!

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