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The news that the New York Yankees are near completing a deal for Detroit’s Curtis Granderson caught a lot of Yankee fans by surprise.    Casual fans may know little about Granderson. Most talk of the deal has focused on the fact that Granderson is an All-Star center fielder.   But former Tigers 1st base coach Andy Van Slyke has seen Granderson up close. A former major league center field himself, Van Slyke doesn't think much of Granderson's defense.   While Van Slyke praised Granderson highly as a person and a teammate—if he had a daughter he would want her to marry Granderson—his thoughts of the outfielder's skills were not as positive.   In today’s New York Post, Van Slyke was quoted as saying that Granderson is not a pure center fielder ...

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