Curtis Granderson is a Yankee.. terribly overrated and horrible.
We gave up a good buddy of mine, Austin Jackson.. The best prospect in the AL East I don't care what anyway say.
BRIAN CASHMEN, IDIOT MOVE
dont know to much bout baseball, how good is granderson?
And yeah maybe we don't need Doc.. But don't complain when he goes to Boston... Be happy with granderson who struck out 141 times and only hit 183 with two homeruns against left handed pitching.. GREAT TRADE.... NOT
-One of the best defensive fielders in the game.
-Young, has many years ahead of him
A big upgrade over Johnny Damon, at least defensively.
-Can't bat against lefties. Like someone said, he only hit 2 homers against lefties. Out of 30.
-I guess we could have used that Jackson dude for Halladay...
So with all of this in mind, our rotation is
Pettite (come on, we know hes back)
Who is the fifth man? John Lackey?
I think Cashman knows what he is doing, we just have to be patient. No one said we have to get the Doc this year. I honestly think he will probably stay in Toronto, if he doesn't come to us.
Until this kid proves himself then it's an awesome trade. They needed an outfielder.
Also Jackson had a terrible strike rate in Scranton, at least Granderson can hit HRs on a major league level.
Granderson hit 30 homeruns and he played in one of the biggest ballparks in Major league baseball.
Granderson can hit 40 homeruns in Yankee stadium and steal as many bases....this was a good move.
His salary, i beleive, is at 3 years 25 mil. He is worth it. I did not want to see Austin Jackson traded but that is the beuty with having a deep minor league system, you can use them as trade bait.
Not every prospect turns out being great, even Yankee ones.
We don't need Damon or Matusi anymore with Granderson on the team.
Curtis can bat 2nd and is faster than Damon and will put up bigger power numbers, only problem is Granderson has to improve his contact.
WE gave up Phil Coke, who is good but always gives up a long ball...Ian Kennedy who might be good one day but failed to be all the hype he was suppose to be....and Austin Jackson was the best trade bait we had.
Great trade. Granderson has a lot of good stuff,
Austin Jackson was NOT that good.
He only hit four home runs in AAA last year. Sure, there's a possibility that he might eventually be able to hit 15-20 home runs, but in Granderson we get a PROVEN 30 hr+ player.
You think Granderson strikes out a lot? Go on MiLB.com and check Austin Jackson's strikeout numbers...in AAA. Jackson strikes out a ton and doesn't really have power. Granderson at least has power. Furthermore not all prospects turn out good, with Granderson we know what we're getting, we're getting a player who's proven he can hit on the major league level. If we kept Jackson, he could've been as good as Granderson, or he could've ended up like many prospects and spent the rest of his life in the minor leagues.
Granderson is a heck of a ball player...hitting in this lineup in Yankee stadium, he has potential to put up MONSTER numbers. Plus he's a great fielder. We know what we get with Granderson, Austin Jackson is a lottery ticket...could be great, could be nothing.
By the end of the year, I guarantee we will all be praising Granderson's name, teams will have to pitch to him...
My question is, does he hit #2? What if they bring back Damon? If they do I see it like this:
1 - Derek Jeter, SS
2 - Curtis Granderson, CF
3 - Mark Teixeira, 1B
4 - Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5- Jorge Posada, C
6 - Johnny Damon, DH
7 - Robinson Cano, 2B
8 - Nick Swisher, RF
9 - Melky Cabrera, LF
I don't like moving Damon down that far, but I don't know how else we would get it done. Someone else suggested:
2 - Damon
3 - Teix
5/6- Posada/Granderson (depending on who is hotter at the time)
Personally I'd like Granderson's speed on the bases early in the lineup...