That is, if you believe a certain West Coast writer who managed to sneak a nude exercise joke into his hypothetical musings.
"WOULD YOU, MARINERS fan, trade Raul Ibanez, 36, for an ambulatory Ken Griffey Jr., 39, and two high picks in the 2009 amateur draft?
That choice may be upon new Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik, sorta.
Since both eventually will be free agents this winter, no trade is involved, but in terms of relative replacement, that's at least one way to look at it.
Despite the fact that there are several dozen variables at work this early in the offseason, not the least of which is Griffey's recovery from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, I like it (also, a Griffey-to-Seattle column is a local tradition that goes back almost as far as Fremont's naked bicyclists, only is much more wholesome, and also postpones another woe-is-local-football topic).
That wildly distracting visual aside, it'd be great to see Griffey go back to the team that we all identify him with.