Quick hits: Granderson turns down qualifying offer, Royals interested in Hughes

This isn’t shocking news at all: Joel Sherman is reporting that Curtis Granderson is turning down the $14.1M qualifying offer and will be entering free agency.

In other news, Jon Heyman reported this morning that the Kansas City Royals may be interested in Phil Hughes. Heyman says they may have an inside track because former Yankee pitching coach Dave Eiland is in KC.

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.

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