Granderson’s Option Picked Up

In a move that shouldn’t surprise anyone, the Yankees will exercise Curtis Granderson’s $15-million club option for 2013.

Granderson, who will be a free agent after the 2014 season, hit 43 home runs in the regular season, had 106 RBI and finished with a .232 batting average.

He was 3 for 30 with 16 strikeouts in the 2012 playoffs.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

9 thoughts on “Granderson’s Option Picked Up

  1. jay_robertson


    First we get swept, now this? Guess I now know who has inherited the official IIATMS mantle of Bearer of Bad Tidings.

    I'll expect you to break the news of the Freddy Garcia resigning next.

    • williamjtasker

      Don't worry, Jay. Maybe he will get his eyes checked before the 2013 season starts.

    • The resignation of Freddy would be good, no? Hahahaha see what I did there? Funny, I am.

  2. lazlosother

    I'm not surprised. 2014 is the target year for serious salary limits. Still. I've got to wonder if let Grandy walk, putting Gardner in center and attempting to resign Swish for less would have made sense. Granderson is not a good defensive outfielder and while the homers are great he whiffs way too much.

    • not Montero's dad

      How about they do that anyway, making Grandy the full-time DH, part-time outfielder? Let him replace Ibanez/Jones.

      • brian

        riiiight let's make grandy dh when you have both Arod and Jeter on ur team…. not happening

  3. turrdog

    Everybody relax. Granderson was at .260-.270 for much of the year before going into a late season slump. He hit 40+ homers, plays a decent CF, a good clubhouse guy, has speed. He has his faults especially striking out way too much, but not every player can be a 5 tool talent.

    An OF of Gardner and Grandy would be fine with me, plus a FA rightfielder type, though I'm not sold on Ichiro in the longer-term. I say trade some talent for Upton. Ibanez back as OF insurance and a lefty off the bench and a righty to replace Jones, either from the Minor's or a FA.

    • Granderson's option is a no-brainer. Period.

  4. Norm

    I'm not surprised. If they plan on looking into a trade for him, they'd have to do that. If they'd just let him walk, they'd get nothing.

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