Thing is Granderson is a free agent after this season, so it would be shortsighted to pay an arm and a leg for him. Still, it is awfully tempting.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
Frazier (from New Jersey) would be a great local boy done good fan favorite. He'd mash, IMO, in that lineup. Add Mesoraco and that's more than enough for one year of Granderson.
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I would be happy if the Reds gone after him because I think he would make the Reds worse. He's completely a creation of NY Stadium. I know that Great American is homer run friendly but I think Yankee Stadium is worse in that regard. His defensive skills has also regressed the past couple of years.
We'd likely be worse in 2013, and who would play 3B next year. Cairo?
THis would be the type of trade that would set the Reds contention movement back some years.
I wouldn't give either player for Granderson, much less both.
I doubt the price for Granderson would be high if the buying team were to take on the whole salary. If the Reds would agree to take on the $ I could see an offer of someone like Ryan Lemere/ Josh Fellhauer doing the trick. Yankees motivation in doing the move would be to free up money to get other shiny toys.
Frazier would turn into Paul O'Neill for the Yankees.
Granderson would be a risk. He is in decline right now and the Yankees are trying to reel in an insane payroll. Granderson was moved out of Detroit because of his pending salary. If I'm not mistaken, didn't Granderson get scratched during the Detroit series? I'd pass and I like Granderson.
Frazier for Granderson.
Then sign hometown boy Youkilis to play 3B.
Actually, I want Granderson and Gardner. Granderson can play LF and bat cleanup. Gardner can leadoff and play CF.
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and due 15,000,000 for 2013 I might add.
I think the Yankees actually are motivated by cutting salary. Cashman has been told to get under the luxury threshold and Granderson makes a pretty penny. Unless you feel like spending $15MM on him, no thanks.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.