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Yankees in trade market to replace Curtis Granderson?

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07:42 AM ET 02.25 | And so Curtis Granderson goes away for 10 weeks, his right forearm fractured by a J.A. Happ fastball, and the Yankees' spring gets even more interesting by suppertime than it was at breakfast. A trade? Vernon Wells is a guy who makes sense, and the Angels will likely absorb most of the cost, but this isn't a season-ending injury, just a spring-ender. Eduardo Nunez? It seems this is as good a time as any to let him sink or swim as an outfielder to get his energy and his bat in the lineup more often, but neither Brian Cashman nor Joe Girardi seem inclined to change their mind on that. "You never know how deep you are until you test it," Girardi said. "We're going to test it right now."

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Curtis Granderson, AP Curtis Granderson, AP
February 25, 2013  08:13 AM ET

It is time to try and force the issue and play some of the prospects from the minors this spring training season and see if they can be a player for more than a cup of coffee. Yeah, the powers that be all say that the Yankees' top minor leaguers are a season or two away but the same "powers" once said Jeter wasn't quite up to the task of beign an every day SS and we all know where that stands right now. Correct?

From wikipedia:

After Fernandez batted a disappointing .245 and appeared in only 108 games due to injuries that season, newly hired Yankees manager Joe Torre asserted that Jeter would be the starting shortstop for the 1996 season indicating that he hoped Jeter could bat .250 and be dependable defensively. However, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, often skeptical of younger players, was not convinced. Clyde King, a close Steinbrenner advisor, observed Jeter for two days in spring training in 1996, and came away with the impression that Jeter was not yet ready. To provide depth to the team at the shortstop position after an injury to Fernandez, Steinbrenner approved a trade that would have sent pitcher Mariano Rivera to the Seattle Mariners for shortstop Felix Fermin, but (Gene) Michael, now the vice president of scouting, and assistant general manager Brian Cashman convinced Steinbrenner to give Jeter an opportunity.

Thank God for Michael and Cashman, eh?

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February 25, 2013  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It is time to try and force the issue and play some of the prospects from the minors this spring training season and see if they can be a player for more than a cup of coffee. Yeah, the powers that be all say that the Yankees' top minor leaguers are a season or two away but the same "powers" once said Jeter wasn't quite up to the task of beign an every day SS and we all know where that stands right now. Correct? From wikipedia: After Fernandez batted a disappointing .245 and appeared in only 108 games due to injuries that season, newly hired Yankees manager Joe Torre asserted that Jeter would be the starting shortstop for the 1996 season indicating that he hoped Jeter could bat .250 and be dependable defensively. However, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, often skeptical of younger players, was not convinced. Clyde King, a close Steinbrenner advisor, observed Jeter for two days in spring training in 1996, and came away with the impression that Jeter was not yet ready. To provide depth to the team at the shortstop position after an injury to Fernandez, Steinbrenner approved a trade that would have sent pitcher Mariano Rivera to the Seattle Mariners for shortstop Felix Fermin, but (Gene) Michael, now the vice president of scouting, and assistant general manager Brian Cashman convinced Steinbrenner to give Jeter an opportunity. Thank God for Michael and Cashman, eh?

Amen!

February 25, 2013  09:43 AM ET

He's only out for 1 month. Surely they have somebody in the organization who can fill in for 25 games. Vernon Wells? I really doubt Cashman is that stupid.

February 25, 2013  09:56 AM ET

They will go with someone they have. That is clear by what they did and did not do this off season. If they were unwilling to commit to Granderson long term, then what fool thinks they would commit to some other aging OF?

February 25, 2013  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

They will go with someone they have. That is clear by what they did and did not do this off season. If they were unwilling to commit to Granderson long term, then what fool thinks they would commit to some other aging OF?

there will be fools.... ;-)

February 25, 2013  10:08 AM ET

It is about time the Yankees find out what they have in their farm system. The only way to do that is to allow these kids to play.

Bye the way what ever happened to that Steinbrenner flunky King. Probably required to clean the tombstone of the boss every day.

February 25, 2013  10:09 AM ET

You know it is only spring training. Granderson will be out for 10 weeks. That sounds like an April return, maybe May. Still early in the season.

February 25, 2013  10:18 AM ET

Hopefully Grandy heals up quickly and gets back out there on schedule.

February 25, 2013  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He's only out for 1 month. Surely they have somebody in the organization who can fill in for 25 games. Vernon Wells? I really doubt Cashman is that stupid.

Exactly. You don't swing a big trade to cover 4 weeks.

February 25, 2013  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Exactly. You don't swing a big trade to cover 4 weeks.

Someone would. Not saying it's smart though.

February 25, 2013  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Preach!Give the kids a chance....why trade for old guys who are all past their primesStick a young guy in there who will give you some YOUTH energy and the possibility that you have a player that can actually be good

I agree but with Gardner unable to stay healthy for a full season they should probably get some veteran depth

February 25, 2013  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

You know it is only spring training. Granderson will be out for 10 weeks. That sounds like an April return, maybe May. Still early in the season.

Season could be over by May. Wells makes sense if the Angels eat the cost.

February 25, 2013  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

It is about time the Yankees find out what they have in their farm system. The only way to do that is to allow these kids to play. Bye the way what ever happened to that Steinbrenner flunky King. Probably required to clean the tombstone of the boss every day.

Clyde King is deceased...

February 25, 2013  11:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He's only out for 1 month. Surely they have somebody in the organization who can fill in for 25 games. Vernon Wells? I really doubt Cashman is that stupid.

i think the best thing to do???let it flow and see what the future games in spring training brings in to their offense!!!

February 25, 2013  11:54 AM ET

is too earlier to speculate anything adnormal/sure they are missing and outfielder but he is out for 2 months at most,,, granderson should be back before that frame time!!!

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February 25, 2013  12:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

It is about time the Yankees find out what they have in their farm system. The only way to do that is to allow these kids to play. Bye the way what ever happened to that Steinbrenner flunky King. Probably required to clean the tombstone of the boss every day.

Most every article about the yankees outfield prospects talks about 2014 or 2015 as ETA's. I doubt they start the season with either Mason Williams (CF with above average glove and very limited bat, ZERO games at AA and just 22 games at high A ball) or Tyler Austin (RF with big time bat but has played just 2 games at AA) because they really lack the experience.

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February 25, 2013  01:22 PM ET

Writers still write about the Yankees like they are bing run by George.

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