I’m following the updates from Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi over at FoxSports.com, and last night, the two reported a blockbuster deal centered around Curtis Granderson was in the works between the Yankees, Tigers and DiamondBacks. Here’s what they were discussing:
• The Yankees would receive Granderson from the Tigers and one or two prospects from the Diamondbacks.
• The Diamondbacks would get Jackson from the Tigers and right-hander Ian Kennedy from the Yankees.
• The Tigers would get right-hander Max Scherzer from the Diamondbacks, and center fielder Austin Jackson and left-handed relievers Phil Coke and Michael Dunn from the Yankees.
I believe this trade is near even, obviously depending on the prospects the Yankees would be getting from the D’Backs.
But I was a little ticked off with the Tigers taking both lefties from the Yankees. I’d prefer if the Yankees could replace Coke or Dunn with a righty like David Robertson.
Granderson would be a great get for the Yankees.
- He’s only 29 years old.
- He’ll only cost the Yankees $25.75 million for the next three years (a significant difference from Damon’s expected deal).
- He’s a lefty with power. In Yankee Stadium, that equals a lot of cheapo-home runs.
- He’s got great speed.
- He’s got great defense in center field and would move Melky Cabrera’s powerful arm to left.