Cashman says Yankees “remain interested” in re-signing Granderson

A-Rod, Tanaka, and even Cano handcuffing Yankees' offseason
Utility infield spot already starting to take shape

Via George King: The Yankees still have interest in re-signing Curtis Granderson after he declined the $14.1M qualifying offer last week. “He is a serious part [of our offseason plan],” said the GM. “We remain interested. He is not a [fall-back] option.”

Granderson, 32, hit .229/.317/.407 (97 wRC+) with seven homers and eight steals in 245 plate appearances around his injuries this past season. Both the Mets and White Sox have expressed interest in him this winter and a multi-year contract seems likely. The Yankees know Curtis as well as anyone and could pencil him into right field on an everyday basis, so there’s an obvious fit. Assuming they won’t offer a huge contract to Shin-Soo Choo or Jacoby Ellsbury, Granderson and Carlos Beltran are the best available outfielders.

A-Rod, Tanaka, and even Cano handcuffing Yankees' offseason
Utility infield spot already starting to take shape
  • help

    Yankees are interested in a lot of free agents but seem to be sitting on their butts waiting while other teams make moves.

    I’m interested in a 240 hitter with 200 strikeouts Go get em Cash! Don’t you remember this guy in 2012 playoffs? What he hit .30? Go get emmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    • Vincent Vega

      You do understand that .30 is the same as .300, right?

      • Robinson Tilapia


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      • Jimmy

        Math is hard.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Maybe he remembers his 2010-2011 playoffs, where he hit 313/459/583.
      Maybe he doesn’t make decisions on the basis of 30 AB’s.

      Still, I’d rather they go in a different direction.

      Also, which of the free agents the Yankees are interested have signed already?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Obviously, we issed out on the Josh Johnson juggernaut.

        I understand the concern, though.

      • TWTR

        Ruiz might have had some appeal, but only at a fraction of what he signed for.

        • Havok9120

          No joke. That contract is scary.

          Never bid with the Phillies. The mere act of being interested in the same players they are should make you question your judgement.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          Agreed. I had interest in Ruiz as a one-year stopgap. No way at 3 years.

    • MannyGeee

      Are you ignoring the rest of the team (non-Ibanez Division) and how THEY hit in the 2012 Playoffs?

    • http://G RAY VEGA

      the man is right.i will add grandy is a pro never trouts down to first base always gives his all .little man good for 40 homers a year.good with the fans the team mates and the media.when retire he will be on m lb why cash why look he is our our yankee.

  • TWTR

    I wish they could dump Wells/Ichiro and sign him to a two year deal.

  • Casey

    Go get him, Cash.

  • Duke Silver

    question: I can’t remember but how much do the Yanks owe Vernon Wells this season? Is it something like $1M? if so, are they just going to release him and does that have any effect on the $189M “goal”?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      You’re confusing luxury tax impact with salary there. It’s a lower luxury tax impact than actual salary.

    • Aims

      I believe the yankees are paying wells 4mil this year, but i mmow that his luxery tax hit is 0 for 2014, as they structured the contract that way

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    • I’m One

      From a luxury tax perspective, I’m pretty sure its $0. Actual $$ is around $2.3M if I remember correctly.

      • Duke Silver

        thanks.. are they(do you think) going to release him?

  • Darren

    Which one do you go for out of the following? Assuming these are in the neighborhood of where they’ll sign.

    Grandy for 4 years/$65mm
    Beltran for 3 years/$50mm
    Choo for 6 years at $95mm

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      I don’t love any of those, but I’d probably take Choo with those contracts.
      Ideally, I’d rather talk Beltran down to 2 years though.

    • mitch

      That’s more than i’d give any of those guys, but if those were the only options i’d take Choo first followed by Grandy.

      • I’m One

        I guess I agree, but I think 6 years is too long for Choo and $65M is too much for Granderson.

    • Preston

      I think you’re high on Grandy’s AAV and low on Choo’s. At that cost I’d probably take Choo. I think Choo’s contract is going to be more in line with Jason Werth money, 7/126. He hasn’t been as good as Werth was going into FA but he has a longer track record and was better last season, that and accounting for inflation probably puts them in the same general ballpark.

    • MannyGeee

      Gimme Grandy.

      All three are flawed players, but I like Grandy’s durability better than Beltran (and I am a HUGE Beltran fan) and power more than Choo (who I am not a fan of)….

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Same order of preference you already listed them at. Not interested in a long contract to Choo.

  • Anthony

    No thank you. Pass.

    Go get Beltran or Choo.

  • Captain Turbo

    Yes, sign Grandy. Best option out there.

  • Yankees fan

    Dear cashman and yankees FO,

    The offseason has started. Please sign some people now.

    Much appreciated,

    Yankees fan

  • Dick M

    I think Beltran carries too much age-related injury risk. Choo will be expensive and too much of a commitment in terms of contract length. Grandy is the guy despite that horrific post-season (I think that was more slump-related than anything). An outfield of Sori, Gardy and Grandy is fine — lots of power and certainly enough defense and speed. I’d like a little better OBA but you could win with that outfield. And it buys us a year of developmental time with Slade, Wiliams and Austin with the idea that one of them replaces Sori in 2015.

    At all costs, we need legit corner outfield production, no Ichiro/Wells.