On this date in 1999, Ken Griffey Jr. officially asked the Mariners for a trade. The Kid hit .297/.387/.613 with an average of 44 homers from 1993-1999, then was dealt to the Reds in February 2000 for Mike Cameron, Brett Tomko, Antonio Perez, and a minor league pitcher. Here's the latest from baseball's blogosphere…
- Blue Jays Plus interviewed left-hander Brett Cecil.
- McCovey Chronicles issued an apology to Giants GM Brian Sabean.
- Puckett's Pond wonders if GM Terry Ryan can right the Twins' ship.
- Kings of Kaufman doesn't feel Ervin Santana is an upgrade for the Royals just yet.
- MLB Injury News wonders if Santana has a hidden injury.
- South Side Sox explains what Jake Peavy's new contract tells us.
- MLB Reports lists three reasons why Josh Hamilton could sign with the Brewers.
- Call to the Pen wrote about the Angels' trying to move Dan Haren and Vernon Wells.
- Lasorda's Lair doesn't want the Dodgers to trade Andre Ethier.
- Baseball Time in Arlington chimes in on the Rangers' interest in David Ortiz.
- Twinkie Town wonders if the Twins can really fix their rotation in one offseason.
- Over The Monster analyzed the Red Sox's history of long-term contracts.
- Blogging Mets examined the Mets' potential 2013 payroll.
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