But do the Rays want him? Griffey is only hitting .245 with seven home runs and 30 RBI. He makes $12.5 million this year and his contract calls for a $4 million buyout of his $16.5 million club option for 2009. The Rays would be on the hook for at least $10 million unless the Reds pick up part of the tab.
This does not sound like a favorable deal for the Rays, especially if they have to give up any significant prospects.
A more logical choice for the Rays would be to sign Griffey as a free agent in the offseason, if they are in fact interested.