Trade Rumor: Yankees have been shopping Curtis Granderson

The Yankees have been trying to fill holes at behind the plate, in right field, third base, and DH and they might have to get creative to do it. Which brings us to Curtis Granderson. According to Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News, the Yankees have been shopping Granderson since the beginning of November as they look for salary relief.

This goes against what Yankees GM Brian Cashman said at the end of October – that he wouldn’t trade Granderson because he’d be hard pressed to find a replacement center fielder who could hit 40-home runs.

The reality though is that the Yankees are in a tough spot with their future payroll. I went over it in a earlier post today, but they can barely afford to spend even $10 million on 2014 payroll this offseason because other commitments. In reality they have just $64 million to spend on 20 players who aren’t Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, CC Sabathia, Derek Jeter, and Robinson Cano. So it seems hard to figure Granderson into that mix while still fielding a competitive team.

So it would seem that rather than losing Granderson for nothing and having to replace him a year from now anyway, the Yankees are toying with the idea of dealing him now. After all, it could help them with the other four spots they have to fill this offseason.

It’s hard to say exactly what the Yankees could get for Grandy. He’ll make $15 million next year, which is quite a bit for most teams, and the fact that he’s on a one-year deal both helps and hurts his value. It helps because teams that don’t want to invest a lot, but are looking to upgrade their offense can do so, but then again teams won’t want to give up their very best prospects for just a rental.

Cashman is going to have to great creative in order to trade Grandy. Which is what he’ll have to do to fill the other four empty positions anyway.

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Rob Abruzzese created Bronx Baseball Daily in 2008 just before graduating from Brooklyn College. He currently serves BBD as its editor and works as a reporter at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Follow Rob on Twitter @RobAbruzzese.
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13 Responses to Trade Rumor: Yankees have been shopping Curtis Granderson

  1. Kevin Schappert says:

    Sad it has to come to this–ARod and Tex's contracts are crippling– neither provides close value

  2. Tanned tom says:

    You know what? Screw the $189 million cap. We're talking about the spoiled Steinbrenner brothers wanting to save money before they sell the team. We fans should put up with a declining team because Hank has his brains up his ass?

    • Keena says:

      I'd give my left tit for these two idiot brothers to sell them team. No wonder George wanted to leave the team to his former son in law Steve Swindal instead. Are Dumb and Dumber actually talking about selling the team?

  3. David Lutz says:

    If they trade Granderson, they might as well trade CC and Tex and start rebuilding with Cano. Granderson is a far better investment than Hamilton, potentialwise, clubhousewise, intelligencewise, and financially.

  4. Bryan says:

    I'll take that left tit deal

  5. Dwight G Schine says:

    The Yankee will be in last place because Cashman does not do a good job with handling the General Managers job and he should and the manager Joe Gerady should leave the team and the Yankee should rebuild the whole team.

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