In recent news, Granderson said that he would be fine moving to left field. Ever the team player, Granderson pointed to his minor league experience in left field to say that he would be comfortable making the switch. What the article does not mention, is just how versatile Granderson's minor league experience was.
"Yeah, I came up as a left fielder, but before I switched to center I was actually a fifth starter. Really good one too. Gave the team innings, threw strikes, won some and lost some, but for a fifth starter, I wasn't bad."
But Granderson's minor league experience did not end there.
"I was made the utility infielder for a season. I played every position including catcher. I didn't like it, but they thought that's what I projected best as. Then when that didn't work out, they tried me out as a left handed specialist. I did alright."
In other words, Granderson is the answer to every question left on our roster.
"That's why we traded for him." Explained General Manager Brian Cashman. "We knew all about his minor league experience in which he played every position on the ball field, except right field. But we have Swish for that."
Granderson however denies his lack of right field experience. "In the minors, I played a whole season under an assumed name in right field. I've played under a lot of assumed names in my career. When I was at short, I was Derek Peter, if I was catching that day, I'd be Jorge Posadarson, and when I played right, I was Paul O'Grand. Don't know why I always went with Yankee players, but in hindsight, I feel it was the right choice."