The Yankees are reportedly targeting Tigers center fielder Curtis Granderson (NY Post). Granderson has a contract through 2012 with an option for 2013. The Tigers will surely be hesitant to trade Granderson, but in a city that has been hit hard by the economic downturn, it may not be up to the executives. The Tigers still have players with big contacts such as Guillen, Ordoñez, Willis and others.
Graderson would be a big upgrade from the Yankees current center fielders in Gardner and Cabrera. Both were thought to have huge potential, but neither put up all-star numbers in 2009. Granderson would likely come to New York as a part of a package that includes Yankees top prospect Austin Jackson. Granderson’s stats all fell from the 2008 season to the 2009 season.
Granderson by the Numbers:
29 The age that Granderson will be at the beginning of next season.
30 The amount of home runs Curtis hit last year. It was a career high for him. It was fourth in the league for all AL lefties.
141 The amount of times Granderson struck out in 2009. That was the 9th most in the Majors.
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