- Griffin thinks the Blue Jays kind of owe it to Scott Richmond to give him a spot on the starting rotation, but he isn't sure if Richmond will make the cut. He thinks that the final 2 rotations spots will probably end up going to Casey Janssen and Brad Mills.
- Despite putting up decent numbers in spring training, Matt Clement still faces an uphill battle if he wants to make the rotation. Clement is probably not interested in playing for the Las Vegas 51's if he doesn't make the team, and Griff said he might just retire if the Blue Jays don't send him north with the other 24 players for Opening Day.
- Reflections on the Vernon Wells contract. Bobcat asked Griffin if he thinks V-Dub will ever be a 35+ HR 120+ RBI player. Griff thinks so, but regardless if Wells puts up a career year or not, the Blue Jays will have to eat that enormous contract. That got me thinking that I really hope Vernon has a solid year, because then another team just might be willing to pick up V-Dub in a trade. It's settled, if Wells hits 30+ HR and 100+ RBI in 2009, then J.P. should shop V-Dub to the highest bidder.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Griffin notes from Primetime Sports
By Ian Hunter
You know it's officially spring training when The Griff starts to makes his rounds with Toronto media outlets. I just happened to catch the tail end of Richard Griffin's interview on Prime Time Sports, and among the things he and Bob McCown talked about were: