Dealing Austin Jackson for Curtis Granderson: Yankees Take the Risk

Posted: 8th December 2009 by Jordan Schwartz in MLB
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The Yankees are reportedly nearing a three-team deal that would essentially send outfield prospect Austin Jackson to the Tigers in exchange for Curtis Granderson. In the trade, the D-backs would get Edwin Jackson and Ian Kennedy, while Detroit would also obtain Max Scherzer, Daniel Schlereth, and Phil Coke. After years of shipping out young talent in exchange for veterans who failed in New York, the Yanks recently turned their focus to keeping their top prospects, resisting opportunities to trade away guys like Jackson, Jesus Montero, Joba Chamberlain, and Phil Hughes for pitchers such as Roy Halladay and Jarrod Washburn. But with a chance to upgrade their outfield, the Bombers apparently feel like Jackson's ceiling won't ever exceed that of Granderson. But is it worth the risk? I have no ...

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