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Look what people have to say about the RLYW!

CAIRO just takes the Marcels and changes the underlying assumptions and components in a bunch of ways that make the Yankees look better.

Wow, two stupid posts in one day. I think you’ve reached your yearly quota.

I don’t know if any of you current posters were around for that, but if so, I just can’t understand how you can call yourselves Yankee fans. Pathetic quitters is what you sounded like. Of the lame posts I could stand to read, the only person who had any confidence in the Yankees at that point was a (yeesh) Red Sox fan.
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Quite the attitude you have SG. Maybe you should shitcan this blog and join Steve at WasWatching? Or follow some other stupid team that has made the PS 15 of the last 17 years. Jeez… and some people think Yankee fans are entitled.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees Willing To Listen To Offers For Granderson

The Yankees are open to trade scenarios involving Curtis Granderson, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney (Twitter link). Olney notes that moving Granderson’s $15MM salary would give general manager Brian Cashman more flexibility this offseason.

I like Granderson and would have no problems with him being on the team in 2013, but this makes lots of sense.  It makes so much sense that I’m shocked the Yankees are doing it. 

I’m not sure what his value is right now as CAIRO projects him to be worth about 2.4 wins above a replacement level CF offensively and that probably comes down to about 2 wins once you factor in defense, so he’s actually probably making more than he’s worth in the abstract.  Still, if a team is on the periphery of contention and has a gaping hole in the OF Granderson could be the piece that puts them right into the mix for contention.

I’m not sure what teams fit that description, and I’m not sure that they’d give up.  They probably wouldn’t trade away pieces that would weaken them at the MLB level, so it may be a case of trading a prospect and taking on Granderson’s salary.  That does give Cashman some flexibility to sign some players, but that flexibility is severely curtailed by their requirement that they will only sign players for one year.  They can move Brett Gardner to CF, but then they’ll add a hole in LF to their holes at catcher and RF and 3B.

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