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07:17 AM ET 10.03 | Robinson Cano may be the biggest name among free agent sluggers the Yankees seek to bring back, but he isn't the only one. Curtis Granderson, coming off an injury-marred season, is set to hit the market and his agent made it clear Granderson wants to remain in The Bronx. "That's his first choice," agent Matt Brown said Wednesday. "He absolutely wants to stay there." Granderson has been one of the game's best power hitters, but was limited to 61 games last season after being sidelined with a broken right forearm suffered when he was hit by a pitch during his first at-bat of spring training. Just 10 days after his return, he was knocked out again. This time, another pitch fractured his left pinky. The extended layoffs could impact how much money he gets.

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October 3, 2013  08:03 AM ET

What happened to Tyler Austin?
Looked like he might turn into a good ballplayer, but he was pretty mediocre in AA at age 21...not encouraging.
At least they should have Pineda back next year, I think.

October 3, 2013  08:04 AM ET

FN appears to be somewhat FUed today, more than usual.

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October 3, 2013  09:17 AM ET

Frustrating year for Grandy. I'd like to see him come back.

October 3, 2013  09:50 AM ET
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He's welcome to return at a moderate price.

Very moderate. Enough .220 hitters on the team already. Great guy but you do not hitch your wagon for long to him.

October 3, 2013  10:01 AM ET

At 32 Granderson is one of the younger Yankees in the starting lineup. Depending what he is asking the Yankees need to resign him. If Cano is still looking for a 10 year contract at the 200 mil Range the Yankees should let Cano walk. Yankees tried that with A-rod. Cano is 31. If Cano wants to stay with Yankees, Cano and his agents will have to lower their demands to maybe somewhere in the 5-7 year range. I don't see any club willing to pay Cano a 10 year deal. clubs will not want to be obligated to pay him up to age of 41.

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October 3, 2013  12:17 PM ET
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you can't have enough .220 hitters ..................{S}

Cashman disagrees it appears.

October 3, 2013  02:39 PM ET
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At 32 Granderson is one of the younger Yankees in the starting lineup. Depending what he is asking the Yankees need to resign him. If Cano is still looking for a 10 year contract at the 200 mil Range the Yankees should let Cano walk. Yankees tried that with A-rod. Cano is 31. If Cano wants to stay with Yankees, Cano and his agents will have to lower their demands to maybe somewhere in the 5-7 year range. I don't see any club willing to pay Cano a 10 year deal. clubs will not want to be obligated to pay him up to age of 41.

Any contract for players over 30 needs to be for limited years no matter how talented he may be.
A-Roid is the poster child for the risks of lengthy contracts for older guys.
Cano is probably worth a 5/6 year deal gamble but no more. Granderson maybe 2/3 years.
We'll see what the Yankees learned from the A-Roid experience, or did not learn.

October 3, 2013  03:16 PM ET
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A-Roid is the poster child for the risks of lengthy contracts for older guys.

Arte Moreno wasn't paying attention.

October 3, 2013  03:47 PM ET

True that. And Cano doesn't want $200M over 10 years, he wants $300M like Pujols (who ought to be the prime example of why that should never happen). If the Steinbrenners are serious about the $189M "cap", then Cano's contract may be contingent on MLB winning the Arod appeal and getting that $25M off the books for next year. As far as the GrandyMan is concerned, I doubt there will be a big market for an aging, weak armed centerfielder whose home run totals are inflated by playing at the Stadium. The price will not be that large to retain him, but I would be ambivalent, even at a bargain rate. He only hits .220 and he strikes out way too much, particularly with RISP.

 
October 3, 2013  03:51 PM ET
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At 32 Granderson is one of the younger Yankees in the starting lineup. Depending what he is asking the Yankees need to resign him. If Cano is still looking for a 10 year contract at the 200 mil Range the Yankees should let Cano walk. Yankees tried that with A-rod. Cano is 31. If Cano wants to stay with Yankees, Cano and his agents will have to lower their demands to maybe somewhere in the 5-7 year range. I don't see any club willing to pay Cano a 10 year deal. clubs will not want to be obligated to pay him up to age of 41.

Actually, Cano is looking for 10 years in the $300 million range. Say goodbye to him Yankees fans. The Dodgers or Marlins will out bid them. Kidding on the Marlins, but the Dodgers are going after him. The Yankees are a mess.

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