With Granderson Deal Official, What Now?

The Curtis Granderson deal is now officially completed. When you follow a team as closely as I have over the past 11 months, a trade of this magnitude makes your head spin.

Design credit: Robert Pimpsner/Gotham Baseball/Baseball Digest

Design credit: Robert Pimpsner/Gotham Baseball/Baseball Digest

The trade has really opened up a can of warms. There are so many questions that come with a trade like this – where is he going to bat? what happens to Melky? and Damon? – just to name a few.

I really should probably just wait and see if the Yankees make any more moves before I start to analyze the situation, but it’s too hard to avoid. Like most people, I don’t think the Yankees are done making moves yet this offseason. But if spring training started tomorrow, this is how the Yankees would stand.

The Yankees have Granderson, Melky Cabrera and Nick Swisher as outfielders in 2010. They have no clear DH yet, and with the re-signing of Andy Pettitte, that leaves Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes as the fourth and fifth starters. With the departure of Phil Coke, Mike Dunn seems like the likely candidate to replace the lefty.

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One Response to With Granderson Deal Official, What Now?

  1. I like this picture of Granderson, Rob is pretty good with the Photoshop. But I laugh because he's in his road greys but still in Yankee Stadium.