Tuesday, December 8, 2009
A Thought on the Granderson Trade
The inclusion of Austin Jackson in a trade for Detroit's Curtis Granderson troubled me a bit when I first read it. If the Yankees are serious about making a run at Roy Halladay, why would they be looking to get rid of one of their best prospects prior to Halladay moving anywhere? I have read that the Jays are more interested in Montero, and that they are looking for cheap MLB ready players who will be under control for a few years. Neither AJax or Montero are MLB ready yet. I wonder if the Jays haven't preliminarily expressed interest in some other players besides one of the pitchers (Joba or Hughes). Maybe a Melky is in the conversation. Not sure, but I don't see why else the Yankees would consider moving AJax for an outfield position they don't claim is a priority if the Jays might trade a starting pitcher (a stated priority) for a package including said prospect.