Curtis Granderson Trade: Who Benefits the Most?

Posted: 8th December 2009 by Patrick McClain in MLB
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At first glance, it seems like the Yankees get the best part of Tuesday's three-team trade because of Curtis Granderson's name, experience, and All-Star potential.á Let's look at this trade from each team's perspective a little closer: á New York Yankees Yankees receive 28-year-old Curtis Granderson. Grandersonáis capable of playing a very good CF.á For a team who has two contributing outfielders filing for free agency (Hideki Matsui and Johnny Damon), it is extremely prudent of them to grab a great outfielder in Granderson.á The Yankees also have youngsters Melky Cabrera and Brett Gardner if they'd like Granderson to switch to LF. Yankees lose Austin Jackson (22-year-old OF), Ian Kennedy (24-year-old SP), and Phil Coke (27-year-old RP). Jackson is the key loss for the Yankees.á He h ...

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