Dec
09

It’s official, Granderson’s a Yankee

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Joel Sherman tweets that the three-team deal that will bring Curtis Granderson to New York is now official. All the medicals checked out, and the clubs will have their press conferences soon. Joe will be there, so hopefully we get a decent quote or two.

The depth chart has been updated. Welcome to the Bronx, Curtis.

Categories : Asides, Transactions
  • Chat Junkie

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

  • Ansky

    Sweet! Your move Johnny.

  • Mattchu12

    I’m pretty excited about this trade. Not only do I think Granderson will do better this year simply based on a moderate bounce-back from a down year, batting ahead of Teixeira will get him a lot better pitches to hit and Kevin Long should help him with some other kinks in his swing.

    • larryf

      and if he steals or is a threat to steal, Tex will see better pitches,and so will Arod. Good stuff..

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      I think he’ll improve a lot due to his ridiculously BABIP of 275.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Fun Fact: When I was in 3rd grade, I wanted to change my name to “Curtis”.

    • Chat Junkie

      fun fact:
      i dont care

      • Chat Junkie

        i keed i keed

        • Andy in Sunny Daytona

          That’s cold-blooded, man…..I’m going home now, and taking my ball with me.

          • Chat Junkie

            so go home you big fat baby…lol

            • Andy in Sunny Daytona

              MMMOOOOOMMMM!!!!

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                True story: When I was a kid (like, 6-ish), I told my parents I wanted to change my name to “Mitch”.

                Overshare portion of the story (this is for JMK): Given the time period (early 80′s) and the American sports superstars of the era, I’m pretty sure in retrospect this was an homage to Mitch Gaylord.

                • sciorsci

                  For what it’s worth, “American Anthem” was an awesome movie.

  • Steve H

    ESPN has done a great job of replacing Peter Gammons with former Boston Globe writer Gordon Edes. To see where he lies, see this answer on the Granderson trade from his chat today.


    Greg (Brooklyn)
    Are we really supposed to believe that the Tigers were asking for Ellsbury and Buchholz, considering what the Yankees gave up? Seems like the Sox are just trying to conceal their inability to make stuff happen. If the Yankees start spending their money wisely all of a sudden – the Sox are in trouble.
    gordon edes
    (12:10 PM)
    Tigers are getting back pitching and CF in the three-way, so yeah, I believe it.

    • Evil Empire

      Not very familiar with Gordon Edes besides a few articles from ESPNBoston he’s written, but I like that answer.

      I didn’t know BoSox claimed they offered Ellsbury and Buccholz for Granderson, that’s obviously a superior offer.

      • Steve H

        Here’s what Jim Callis had to say which makes a ton more sense. So if the Sox were interested, and turned down Bucholz and Jacoby, why not counter?

        Re – Granderson trade: would a deal of Josh Reddick or Ryan Kalish plus Michael Bowden plus Dustin Richardson be roughly equivalent to what the Yankees gave up?
        Jim Callis
        (2:31 PM)

        Yeah, roughly equivalent.

        That’s a looooong way from Jacoby and Clay.

        • Evil Empire

          It seems to me like Theo was never in the loop enough with Dumbrowski to really get a deal done, and now him and the rest of the BoSox FO are making up jibber jabber to quell a disappointed fan base.

          The curse of Mark Teixeira grows.

          • Steve H

            Yes, the curse of MT. Working the exact opposite as John Henry had hoped.

            • king of fruitless hypotheticals

              …are they trying to lose enough games that they can move the franchise to florida or something?

              • Evil Empire

                They just want to stockpile draft picks. Its the only way a small-to-mid market franchise like the BoSox can survive amidst the powerhouses like Baltimore and Toronto.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                  Boston’s constantly on the verge of a fire sale. Zero margin for error.

      • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        I thought they claimed that’s what Detroit wanted, not what they offered. It’s the ‘they wanted more from us than they wanted from the Yankees’ defense.

        • Evil Empire

          Yeah, I misread that at first, you are obviously correct sir.

          Nonetheless, I do enjoy a good cover up of a missed opportunity.

    • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Milton Bradley Fat Park Factor

      I’m not even sure Ajax is a better prospect than Tacoby Pillsbury. TP did steal like 70 bases with an OBP of .355. His fielding was pretty bad with the poor reads off the bat and poor routes he takes, but he has potential to be a really good defensive CF. Ajax may project to have more power than Tacoby with as good or better CF, but he may never develop into anything more than a guy hitting .280/.350/.390.

      Bucholz is way more valuable than Coke+IPK. Way. More. Valuable.

      If the Sox did have Granddaddy on the table for Bucholz and Ellsbury, they shouldn’t take that deal. The equivalent to the deal made for the Sox would be Ryan Kallish or Che-Hsuan Lin, Tazawa, Javier Lopez?

      If the Tigers initially asked for Hughes from the Yanks, they probably made a similar 1st offer to the Red Sox with Clay and Taco. The Yankees chose to negotiate further, the Sox probably didn’t. That’s it.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Tacoby BELLSBURY. Because he’s a Taco Bell endorser.

        /being a jerk’d

        • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Milton Bradley Fat Park Factor

          It’s a shame there’s no Native American fast food joint.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

            (fighting the urge to make a liquor store joke)

            • Steve H

              By openly fighting the urge, did you really fight the urge?

              You might as well unleash a joke now, I’m on the edge of my seat waiting.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                You might as well unleash a joke now.

                Pssssst… I already did.

            • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Milton Bradley Fat Park Factor

              I lol’d. Seriously. There is potential. A fast-food custard joint has great potential.

              Or a Siouxp place.

              Bison burgers FTW.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                My best friend and former roomate is Ho-Chunk Winnebago.

                Indian frybread tacos are unhealthy as shit, but maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan do they taste good. It’s like a Chalupa on steroids.

                • dkidd

                  best food ever. after you finish, a two hour nap is required

                • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Milton Bradley Fat Park Factor

                  Never heard of them. But I’m going to try them now. Sounds deelish.

              • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Milton Bradley Fat Park Factor

                Little Big Corn.

                Trail of Beers.

                Wounded Tea.

                • dkidd

                  custard’s last stand

                • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Milton Bradley Fat Park Factor

                  Dkidd is on a frickin’ roll today.

                  /Not Stu Scott’d

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                  Best name for an Indian strip club:

                  Crazy Whores

                • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Milton Bradley Fat Park Factor

                  HAHAHAH Comment of the day.

            • Gabriel

              X^D Dude… too late!

          • dkidd

            my wife and i spent a week on the navajo reservation this summer. there was nothing, i mean nothing to eat but fast food. the only places to buy “real” food (bread, milk etc) were gas stations. not surprisingly, everyone was obese

            the government routinely runs out of funding for reservation health care halfway through the year, so the expression we heard was “don’t get sick after june”

            /buzzkill rant’d

            • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Milton Bradley Fat Park Factor

              Yeah, I visited a friend in Montana this summer and saw a reservation. Wow. It’s like the inner-city without the sweet cars, girls with phat booties or music.

              Really sad.

  • dkidd

    this was a great trade

    granderson is going to go nuts in ys3. nuts!

    now sign damon to dh, cameron to play left, and harden

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    The depth chart has been updated. Welcome to the Bronx, Curtis.

    Jon Weber is the back-up in RF…..I just threw up in my mouth a little.

    • Chat Junkie

      how bout Miranda as DH . YUCK

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Juan “La Frente de Cuba” Miranda scares me a lot less than Jon Weber does.

        • Mike bk

          chad tracy from the rangers in the Rule V tomorrow would be a nice of depth move. better than weber at the very least.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          If I told you that Jon Weber was the great-great-great-great-grandson of Max Weber, would you like him more?

          (He’s not, but all I’m asking is “if I TOLD you” he was…)

          • king of fruitless hypotheticals

            you know, it might. i honestly dont know. lets try it.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

              FACT: Jon Weber is Max Weber’s great-great-great-great-grandson. While not playing baseball, he holds the Colonel Rick Husband Chair of Sociology professorship at Texas Tech University, part-time. FACT.

      • A.D.

        Maybe a nice Russo – Miranda platoon.

        • Andy in Sunny Daytona

          …in Scranton.

          • Steve H

            At Dunder Mifflin

            • Jordan

              IETC.

    • http://www.kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

      Or you know, Melky.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Why is Andy Pettitte behind Wang, Hughes and Joba on the depth chart?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Long-term value over short-term.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Granderson better get a news conference next week since he’s the most awesome nicest guy in the MLB. .

    /sarcasm

    hopefully he do get one though.

    • Salty Buggah

      Well, everyone is saying this is a blockbuster so I think he will get one. Swish didn’t but his trade wasn’t considered a blockbuster or a trade, just a straight up robbery.

  • Salty Buggah

    Welcome to the New York Yankees, Curtis.

    So, what do we rename the 2nd deck in RF, formerly known as Damon’s deck (but he might leave and didn’t even reach since like end of July or something)?

    Granderson’s Garage (as if he parks one there)
    Granderson’s Garden (as if he plants one there)

    Any suggestions?

    • dkidd

      the grandy concourse

      • Salty Buggah

        Oh, that’s pretty good.

      • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Milton Bradley Fat Park Factor

        Nice one.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

        +28

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Curtis’ May Field. Any homerun hit there will be called a “Superfly”.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

        Curtis’ May Field.

        False. Curtis ALWAYS fields.

    • Mike bk

      grandy land?

      • dkidd

        grandy land is awesome

        grandy canyon?

        if he hits it 360 feet, it’s a granderson cooper?

      • Salty Buggah

        That’s good too

        • dkidd

          also, center field at yankee stadium will now be known as…

          grand central station

          • Salty Buggah

            Perfect.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

            (golf clap)

            IT’S ALWAYS RUSH HOUR IN GRAND CENTRAL STATION!!!

            /FutureMichaelKay’d

  • larryf

    he do get one? Hey-he went to the University of Illinois…for how long I don’t know but Jeter only went to Michigan for a year…

    • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Milton Bradley Fat Park Factor

      ????

      • Steve H

        Hey man your clock won’t flush!

  • Evil Empire

    What’s the over/under on Granderson’s home split SLG in 2010? .550?

    • Steve H

      I’ll take the under, I think they’ll work with him to cut down on fly balls a little. Still will have plenty of pop at home though. Maybe they’ll make him do pushups for every popup, Willie Mays Hayes style.

      • Evil Empire

        Be nice if he could manage to slash some more singles into the left side of the field. Speed is a big part of his game, nothing wrong with him being more of a table setter. If he could get on base 35% of the time and SLG .500, I’d be really happy.

        • Steve H

          .850 OPS with speed and good glove in CF for $8-9 mil/year. Yes please. Basically that’s his 2008 season, which would be perfect. Don’t expect him to repeat 2007 or 2009.

          • Evil Empire

            I want another 20/20/20/20 season god dammit!

  • Jobamania

    GOGO press conference on MLBN

  • Ansky

    Cant wait to hear what Sterling comes up with for Grandy’s HR call….wait its a foul ball. Isnt it amazing?

    • NJY

      well, that’s baseball Susan

  • NJY

    C’mon now, we all know he;s not officialyl a yankee until Sterling starts droppin a new Homerun call….

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      You’re just inviting us, aren’t you?

      The Grandy man can?

      • NJY

        Yes I am…

        A Dandy from Grandy
        Granderson you da Manderson
        Curtis with a purpose!

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          Curtis Jack-soned it like 50 Cent!!! A CRANK-STA, FROM THE WANK-STA!!!

          • NJY

            Love it but I dont think John is down with modern pop-culture

            • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

              Dean Martin, however…I think he’d roll with that.

        • Mattchu12

          I personally love Grander-Slam.

          • NJY

            Yea but not for a solo jack. Its confising enough trying to listen to those 2 clowns on the radio. God forbid he gives the score.

            • Mattchu12

              Truer words have never been spoken.

    • Rose

      “A Granny! By Granny Smith!”

      “Ain’t it Grand! A home run by Granderson”

      “Cowboy Curtis hits one into the corall!”

  • Mattchu12

    One thing that I’m wondering, is do we still do the Melky/Gardner thing? Will we see Melky in LF and Granderson in CF, and then Granderson in LF and Gardner in CF?

    Assuming of course that we don’t sign Damon to be the everyday LF. And here is a thought, Melky is pretty decent against LHP. He hit just three less home runs against LHP than he did against RHP, and he did that in almost half of the amount of at-bats. Will we see Granderson sit often against lefties with Melky in center if Damon is the everyday left fielder? Which I know, is unlikely, but still a thought.

    • NJY

      Lets not overthink this now.

      • Mattchu12

        Hey, we resigned Andy and got Granderson, what else are we going to do for the rest of the offseason? Laugh at whoever pays Holliday and Bay to their crazy contracts, hey now, that’s not a bad idea…

    • Evil Empire

      I bet a lot of that depends on Damon/Cameron. If we get Damon/Cameron, then chances are that Melky is the 4th outfielder and Gardner gets sent down. If the Yankees don’t sign Damon/Cameron, then Melky is the starting LF and Gardner is the 4th outfielder.

      • Mattchu12

        This reminds me of a post I made the other day. Even if we get Johnny, and he is the DH, because lets face, it makes the most sense to make Johnny the DH and use Melky in LF than to use Johnny in LF and use someone like Miranda as the DH, anyways, even if we get Johnny and he is the DH, should we sit Granderson against lefties still? Something like this:

        vs RHP: Damon at DH, Melky in LF, Granderson in CF

        vs LHP: Damon in LF, Melky in CF, LHP Thumper at DH

        It’s something that seems fun to think about. And personally, I’d like to see us sign Hideki Matsui if we can to be a part time player in that regard. Have Matsui DH against LHP like displayed above, but then also use Matsui as the DH with Johnny in LF instead of Melky from time to time. We’re going to give a spot on the bench to an all bat guy anyways, why not Matsui if we can get him for a reasonable price?

        C – Cervelli
        INF/OF – Pena (he is learning the outfield after all, he can be our Jerry Hairston Jr this year)
        OF – Gardner
        PH – Matsui

        Seems pretty reasonable to me. Assuming Matsui takes a reasonable deal, which from what I have heard, isn’t out of the question. The only demand I hear out of his camp is wanting a chance to play the outfield, and since nobody is gunna do that, he might think “why not go back to New York?” since he clearly would rather be here?

        He’d get a fair share of at-bats I’d think. If Johnny plays better defense, we could even move him to LF full-time and use Melky as the fourth outfielder.

        • Evil Empire

          I think the Yankees can only afford one of Damon or Matsui based on a salary of $200M or less.

          If you’re signing Johnny Damon, you’re signing him to be your everyday left fielder (which I am OK with). That’s not to say he can’t DH once or twice a week, but Damon wouldn’t be interested in coming back if he was valued as a primary DH – he wants to play his position.

          If Damon comes back, you’ll have a rotating DH basically everyday, and one of Melky/Pena (or Nunez)/Cervelli will sub in.

          If you sign Matsui, you can’t let him be a part time player. He’s your everyday DH. He’ll get at least 500 ABs if he’s healthy.

          I’m not opposed to either signing, but only one or the other works, and Damon makes more sense than Matsui at this point.

          In regards to platooning CG, I would give that man every chance to have success vs. lefties. If he gets real bad you can start platooning him with Melky but you gotta give him a ton of opportunities vs. lefties.

          • Mattchu12

            I agree with everything you’re saying, I know you’d have to drop some salary to fit both of those guys on, I’m just saying I wish we could do that. Matsui would be perfect in that kind role, as he would get a few days off a week and stay fresh and we’d see a lot more of the Matsui we saw after the Inter-League stretch there.

            • Evil Empire

              I would bet that if the Yankees could manage to sign Damon to a 2 year deal and Matsui on a 1 year deal, and the their combined 2009 salary was $15M (making total roster salary approx. $205M), they would do that. It would be so worth it, you’d have an above average or superstar player at every position.

              That said, can’t see it happening. I doubt either Matsui (or Nick Johnson, another viable DH candidate) would take a 1/$5M offer.

              • Mattchu12

                I don’t know, if we can get Damon down to nine and then offer Matsui six, I think it could happen. Nobody else is going to offer him a chance to play the outfield, and I’m not sure he is going to be your typical free agent and look to make the most bank. He seems to genuinely care about playing for the New York Yankees, I really hope we can get something done.

                If not, I’ll always remember him as being a class act and a great Yankee.

                • whizkid

                  I think there’s a higher chance of Matsui taking a discount than Damon… The Yankees brand carries better than a Royals/Pirates in Japan… Similar to Wang, he can easily make up the difference by shooting 1 or 2 extra commercials back home… Plus, he was the Jeter equivalent in japan, home-grown HR king for the most popular/hated team…..Just show respect, let him save face by having a “open competition” for LF… I think that’s the sticking point, not $$$

  • http://www.kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    YIPPEEEEEEE!

  • Rose

    Looks like Harden is no longer an option. Reportedly signed with the Rangers…

    • Rose

      What sucks is that Sheets also wants close to what he made in 2008 (which is also the last time he pitched)…which is MORE than Andy Pettitte is making. So there really isn’t many more gamble/”cheap” options…might have to try for Wang or something. This also may have Cashman lean a little more towards a Halladay deal…(I really hope not).

    • Reggie C.

      Harden’s guaranteed $7.5 MM + $11.5 option for 2011 (unknown if its club, player, or mutual buyout?).

      I think Sheets is going to land somewhere north of $7.5MM. Is there room in the budget for a $9 MM offer?

      • Reggie C.

        HOLD UP.

        MLBTR has posted a contrary report. ESPN radio says the Mariners are close. Hmm…

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

        Is there room in the budget for a $9 MM offer?

        Doubt it. Now that Andy’s on board, we’re full and Sheets just becomes a luxury and not a “we have a hole to fill” necessity. He’d only be here if he’s cheap.

        Escobar and J-Douche are still in play, though, methinks.

        • Rose

          You think those 2 are more of an option than getting Wang for real cheap? I’ve read that Dusch is looking for a longterm deal as well…

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

            I think Wang is probably in the 2009 Nady/2008 Abreu zone:

            He’s not coming back, because the team thinks he’s done. Brian has already unfriended him on Facebook and deleted Wang’s number from his cell.

            He’s like Markinson.

            Wang’s gone. There is no Wang.

            • Rose

              OK. I’m fine with that…but where do you put the percentage at re-signing Matsui?? I want Matsui! We I need Matsui!!

            • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

              Abigail: Aye, but we did.
              Prcotor: Aye, but we didn’t.

        • Reggie C.

          I guess Andy coming on board was never in question, and Sheets always fit that “luxury” tag for the team. It’ll be interesting to see if the rumors on Sheets take off tonight as all teams now have an idea of where to start making offers.

          Sheets signing a low-base, high incentive, 1-year offer sheet is definitely not going to happen now.

          Two things left to be done in the immediate future: Draft smart tomorrow, and sign Delgado to DH.

          • Rose

            Two things left to be done in the immediate future: Draft smart tomorrow, and sign Delgado Matsui to DH.

            There, fixed it for you…

            The San Fran Chronicle (while this doesn’t mean anything) was talking about getting Matsui ONLY if they can get him for no more than HALF of what he made last year ($13M). If we can get Matsui to stay for that cheap? You have to jump on it.

            Disclaimer: Just because the San Fran Chronicle said that doesn’t mean that means anything at all…but I was speaking thereafter hypothetically.

            • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

              So, lineup with Matsui:

              Jeter SS
              Granderson CF
              Tex 1b
              A-Rod 3b
              Matsui DH
              Posada C
              Cano 2b
              Swisher RF
              Cabrera LF

              Fucking AWESOME lineup. Just like last year.

              • Mattchu12

                Talking Matsui into a one year $6M dollar deal and Damon into a two year $9 million dollar deal:

                Jeter – SS
                Damon – LF
                Teix – 1B
                A-Rod – 3B
                Matsui – DH
                Posada – C
                Granderson – CF
                Cano – 2B
                Swisher – RF

            • Reggie C.

              I’m almost convinced JD is going to sign elsewhere.

              Mats is still very much in the air, and if he was willing to sign at half of 13MM we’d have to/ should do it. Delgado could sign for even lesser money than that, especially if its a shot at winning a WS. I dont know … depends on whether the team wants to tighten the belt.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

    Is Granderson going to keep #28, or is Joe Girardi really going to switch?

    I thought the switching to #28 was fine, when all he was doing was taking Shelly’s number, because Shelley was not long for this team anyway, whatevs.

    But, #28 is Grandy’s. I’m sure he’ll want it. Joe should acquiesce.

    • Rose

      Joe had some decent luck with #27…and it’s only appropriate that he switches to #28. Staying at #27 or switching to some other arbitrary number will just look weird and/or not make sense. I say give the number to Joe. Granny will just pick another number like several traded or signed Yankees have done so before him.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

        Here’s the problem with the Joe Girardi “I’m gonna keep changing my number for every new title we win” concept:

        In 2013, after Joe wins his 5th straight World Series title, he’ll be wearing #31. He can’t switch to #32, it’s already retired for Elston Howard.

        Helloooooooooo, Mexican Standoff. Better off nipping it in the bud and just rocking #27 for the rest of the career.

        The first kiss is the only one that matters; the first million is the hardest to earn.

        Besides, if you keep changing your number, we won’t have anything to retire in Monument Park 25 years from now when you’re the winningest manager in big league history.

        • Evil Empire

          Hmm. I think you’re right. And Girardi will always be most remembered for #27. The one that happened in YSIII’s first year. The one that was for for The Boss. The one that started The Girardi Dynasty.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

            The one that was for ARod, to un-murder baseball history.

            Sincerely,
            Jayson Stark

            • Evil Empire

              Fucking Jayson Stark. I liked the guy until he got his panties in a bunch over Roger Clemens’ steroid use.

              Pious dickhead.

    • Evil Empire

      I honestly don’t have a preference. If Grandy is like 100% cool with it, then sure, let Girardi have it. I like to think of it as an arrogant, “Fuck you” statement by Joe G to the rest of the league, which I’m all for.

      That said, if Granderson has any objections whatsoever to giving up the number, then fuck it, its not worth the bad first impression.

  • Guest

    Here’s an interesting side fact that might be interesting to only me:

    The Yankees did not have the best record vis a vis integration back in the 1940′s and 50′s; but with the arrival of Granderson, the Yankees will have three of the most well-respected and well liked black players in the Major leagues (Jeter, C.C., and Granderson). At a time when there just aren’t that that many black stars in the game of baseball, this is a nice little feather in the cap for a black Yankee fan like myself.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      “the Yankees will have three two and a half of the most well-respected and well liked black players in the Major leagues (Jeter, C.C., and Granderson).”

      /Sheffield’d

      • Evil Empire

        HAH.

        That’s hilarious.

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