The talent pool for a free-agent center fielder is pretty deep this winter.
There's the biggest prize in Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton, who is looking for a mega-deal right now.
Then there is also B.J. Upton, Michael Bourn, Angel Pagan and Shane Victorino, who might not be on the superstar level of Hamilton, but are very good players.
While teams are going to feel a little bummed out if they miss on one of these quality players in free agency, there is a fallback option.
Granderson is only signed for 2013 with a $15 million deal that was actually an option the Yankees picked up last month.
Buster Olney of ESPN speculated almost two weeks ago about if and potentially when the Yankees and GM Brian Cashman might start getting phone calls regarding Granderson's availability.
Considering the high prices on the FA center fielders, you wonder if teams will start calling NYY on Granderson, who has one-yr., $15m deal.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 19, 2012
I personally would like to hold onto Granderson, but if Cashman could ever find the right deal that benefits the team long-term, then I can't be opposed to it.
Here are seven potential trade scenarios in which the Yankees could unload Granderson this winter.