You think there is a fine line between a ballplayer who can handle tough situations and one who cannot...then how do you explain A-Rod (who everyone complained could not handle a tough situation) coming up with big "clutch" hits? How do you explain "Mr. Clutch" David Ortiz coming up flat in high pressure situations? How do you explain that every statistical analysis ever run shows that most of the time the success rate in "high pressure" situations come out to a totally random number from year to year?
And I think if the Johan deal was for Melky Cabrera and basically nothing else, the Yankees would have done it in a heartbeat. They didn't want to give up young PITCHING prospects.
Plus, Granderson>Cabrera. At most we could hope that Cabrera became like Curtis Granderson.
Melky is a marginal player, he's a guy that right now is replaceable.