Multiple outlets are reporting today that the Yankees are seriously considering acquiring center-fielder Curtis Granderson from the Detroit Tigers in a trade.
Mark Feinsand, for example, is reporting the Yankees looked into it but the price was “sky high” – the Tigers apparently want Phil Hughes and Austin Jackson.
I’m mixed on this. On one hand, Granderson is great defensively. He’s quick with a decent arm. On the other hand, I’m not that impressed with his batting skills. The high point of his batting was the 30 homers he hit last year – everything else sucks – .249 average, 71 RBI. And he strikes out – a lot – like 141 times last season, 111 times in ’08, 141 times in ’07 and a whopping 174 times in 2006.
Plus the idea of giving up Jackson and Hughes for this guy is atrocious. Grounds for smacking Brian Cashman on the side of the head if he pulls that deal off. I think this is just naughty rumors from the first day of the Winter Meetings. But, who knows for sure…crazier things have happened.