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Granderson on Yanks: 'There are 29 other ballclubs'

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07:28 AM ET 11.06 | The Yankees took Step 1, deciding to make a qualifying offer to Curtis Granderson. Now the outfielder has to decide what to do about it. Granderson said he is no lock to sign the one year, $14.1 million offer extended to him by the team on Monday. He has until Nov. 11 to decide whether to accept, "Well, it's definitely something you've got to think about, and I appreciate the Yankees extending that offer to me," Granderson said on Sirius XM on Tuesday. "You definitely got to continue to weigh all your options to see what's the best fit for you. Is it doing something like [accepting] the qualifying offer and going back out there again [in free agency next year], or seeing what else is out there? You know, there are 29 other ballclubs out there."

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November 6, 2013  07:58 AM ET

.....granderson will sign elsewhere...have fun again, win again, learn some cool hand signals....and then after 5 years and he is almost done...sign a 10 year deal with yankers....thats the ticket for all mlb stars....

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November 6, 2013  08:08 AM ET

Given Grandy's age, it's not in his best interests to wait another year to sign a longer term deal...but, given the fact that he missed most of '13 due to freak injuries, he's not in a strong position to command a good long term deal. Curtis is stuck between a rock and a hard place.

November 6, 2013  08:14 AM ET
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Translation: I don't think the Yankees want me back at the price I will command on the open market...and he's probably right.

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November 6, 2013  08:59 AM ET

Granderson you are right about there being 29 other teams, but you also should know there are probably only two or three that might pay you more than the Yankees are willing to do.

November 6, 2013  09:07 AM ET
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see I feel totally the opposite-he's in a great position...he will at minimum get his lump 1 year deal.and if he's lucky- maybe some team gives him a 3 year 30-36 mil dealI think he's in a great position.even healthy- no one would be giving him a mega deal

Well, yes, compared to me, Grandy is in a great spot.
I'm just saying that the injuries robbed him of a chance to bounce back and generate the interest in a longer term deal. It's hard for teams to know what they're paying for because he played so little.

November 6, 2013  09:11 AM ET
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Translation: I don't think the Yankees want me back...and he's probably right.

This could backfire though and he just might accept the $14.1M because he won't get anything close to that annually on the open market.

November 6, 2013  09:18 AM ET
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This could backfire though and he just might accept the $14.1M because he won't get anything close to that annually on the open market.

Kind of like Youk taking the one year deal from the Yanks instead of multiyear deals of higher total value but for less per year from elsewhere.
We all know how well that worked out for the Yanks AND Youk...

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November 6, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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I hear you-but his injuries weren't like a knee or a pitcher with a bad shoulderI think at 30 -he should have 3-4 prime years leftbut he is what he is- a CF with good pop and a strikeout waiting to happensome team will biteand if not- he comes back- and IMO- woul dhave the exact same options as a 31 year old as he did this year....if he was 33-34....I'd think differently

Curtis will be 33 at the start of next season...and his BA has gone .262-.232-.229 the last three seasons. Still, he did hit 40 HRs two years in a row before the injury, which does tend to catch people's notice. His power was way down in his limited playing time in '13, was that injury related, an aberration, or what you're gonna get from now on?

November 6, 2013  09:27 AM ET
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but no one offered youk any bigger/longer dealshe was already 34

Curtis will be 33 next season and Youk was offered two years for a total of $18million by the Tribe. Damn lucky for them he didn't take it.

November 6, 2013  09:27 AM ET

Granderson is not going to see a long term, big money payday from anybody right now. Last five years he is a league leader in strike outs, a .235 area hitter with a bunch of homeruns. In those 214 at bats last year he hit .229 with 7 homeruns and all of 15 FIFFRIIGGNTEEN RBI.

214 at bats is a fair sample size to return from injuries. Yankees offer is fair and smart. If he can get more, fine. Good luck to him. He is a good guy.

November 6, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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Granderson is not going to see a long term, big money payday from anybody right now. Last five years he is a league leader in strike outs, a .235 area hitter with a bunch of homeruns. In those 214 at bats last year he hit .229 with 7 homeruns and all of 15 FIFFRIIGGNTEEN RBI.214 at bats is a fair sample size to return from injuries. Yankees offer is fair and smart. If he can get more, fine. Good luck to him. He is a good guy.

Grandy is from right near Chicago, maybe he wants to head home and plunk flies into the bleachers at Wrigley. He'd have to learn to shoot for the power alleys instead of right down the line.

November 6, 2013  09:35 AM ET
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Grandy is from right near Chicago, maybe he wants to head home and plunk flies into the bleachers at Wrigley. He'd have to learn to shoot for the power alleys instead of right down the line.

That would be a nice landing spot for him. As a Yankee fan I am fine with that. As I say, he is one of the truly good guys in the game.

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