Gillick departure may open door
An opportunity exists for former Seattle superstar Ken Griffey Jr. to get traded back from Cincinnati.
Updated: October 1, 2003, 9:15 AM ETBy Jim Baker | MLB Insider
Is it possible that Ken Griffey, Jr. could return to the Seattle, the scene of his greatest triumphs? Bob Finnigan floats the possibility in today's Seattle Times on a day when it was announced that general manager Pat Gillick will be stepping down from his post. He will remain as a consultant for an undetermined amount of time. Gillick has run the club for four years during which time they have never won fewer than 91 games and averaged 98 wins per season. Why the retirement? Finnigan writes he Gillick felt he had "four shots on goal or four kicks" and, "Feeling it was time to give someone else a chance."
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