"The Kid" will be back for one more season in 2010.
I know that he is not the same player that he once was, and that he doesn't add much to the roster at this point, but for the class act that he is, he deserves to go out when he wants to.
He is my favorite player of all time. And, over all major sports, he is my second favorite athlete of all time behind the great Michael Jordan.
His deal is for one season, with a base salary of $2 million. It can be raised up to $3.15 million with incentives.
I am hoping for a bounce-back season from Griffey, because I can't have him going out with a .214 average. At least bump it up to .270, Griff. Maybe knock out 31 HRs to pass the Say Hey Kid, and move into fourth all time on the home run hitting list.
If not, I won't be mad at you. Best of luck.