Ken Griffey, Jr. is a first ballot Hall Of Famer. That is obvious. Those Hall Of Fame skills are long gone, though. He was bad enough last year. Here are Griffey’s 2009 stats: .214/.324/.411. That isn’t good. Today, though, he flat out stinks. Check out his 2010 line: .191/.252/.213. Ouch! This isn’t new, either. Ken Griffey has been a below average player for years.

With all of that said, he is still very popular in Seattle. Griffey gets a big cheer when the lineup is called out over the PA system before the game. When he comes to the plate, people get off their butts to cheer for him.

It is not Griffey’s responsibility to bow out gracefully. The Mariners must take the bold step of cutting him. Here is why.

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