Well according to Fox Sports power rankings by Alam Tolegian the Yanks are leading while the M's are the worst in the MLB.
There seems to be no upside with the M's. There may be more wins with a good version of Erik Bedard, but this team is far from making a serious bid in the West. And there's nothing truly exciting to point to on the farm.
I believe contending might be a little stretch but I think we're are definitely not the worst team in the MLB.(Cue pictures of the Reds and Royals) Then we have a stronger rotation this year and I doubt our pitching staff we'll do as horrible as last year(well I hope so) since the defense is better giving them a slight edge. Our line up doesn't look to great at first but it's loaded with plenty of breakout candidates
Also he believes the Nats will be at 25th because of Adam Dunn alone.
The late addition of Adam Dunn added a nice finishing touch on a good offseason. The Nats play in the NL's toughest division, so they're not about to stun the world. But vast improvement can be expected.
So if we signed Griffey we'd probably be like 20th on this list.
And there's nothing truly exciting to point to on the farm.
*cough* Truinfel?!?!?* or Aumont future TOR starter or the Rameriez/Pineda/Adock rotation? The rising bat of Dennis Raben perhaps? Saunders/Halman OF duo? or maybe Tui...