Stealing Curtis Granderson away from the Tigers won't be easy, especially since so many other teams will be interested. But for whatever reason, the Tigers seem to want to move the speedy outfielder.
Would a package that includes Fernando Martinez, Brad Holt and Kirk Nieuwenhuis (who has been compared to Granderson) get it done? I don't know, but that package seems better to me than the one that got Johan Santana.
At age 29, Granderson is right around his prime and is signed long term for cheap ($23.75 mil over the next three years, with a $13 mil club option in '13). He is coming off his worst season in the past three, but he managed to hit 30 home runs. Many expect a full bounce-back
Granderson plays a good center field, but for now, be moved to left field until Beltran's knees move him to a corner spot. We'd just have to hope we don't get a repeat of what happened when Mike Cameron was moved to right field...
Granderson's offensive game is perfect for the spacious Citi-field, where he could hit 23 triples like he did in 2007. Reyes and Granderson at the top would be a great 1-2 punch.
Granderson is young enough, good enough, and signed long enough to rationalize trading Fernando Martinez. And really, no one knows what F-mart will turn into.
2010 Salary: $5.5 mil