Why The Yankees Trade For Curtis Graderson Is a Mistake

Posted: 8th December 2009 by Andrew Garrigan in MLB
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There is a 3-team deal in place that would send CF Curtis Granderson to the Yankees; RHP Ian Kennedy and RHP Edwin Jackson to the Diamondbacks; and LHP Phil Coke, Daniel Schlereth and CF Austin Jackson are sent to the Tigers. This deal is horrible for the Yankees. Austin Jackson was their top ranked prospect and set to start in CF for the squad this upcoming year. In Scranton-Wilkes Barre he hit .300 with 4 homeruns and 65 RBIs. He added 24 stolen bases in 132 games. He currently is 22 and will be 23 starting the '10 season. Curtis Granderson is 28 years old and willábe 29áwho hit .249 with 30 homeruns and 71 RBIs with 20 steals in 162 games. On paper these guys are basically identical with Granderson aging him by 6 years. Either the Yankees are not as high on Jackson as they claim to be ...

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