MLB Rumors: Could New York Yankees Be Ready To Trade Curtis Granderson?

By Andy Schmidt
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees were surprisingly one of the quietest teams this week at the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings, but I think that will be changing in very short order. The team has been entertaining the thought of trading Curtis Granderson and this could be the week that happens. Granderson has been a great player the last two seasons in New York with over 40 home runs each year, but it is sounding like the Yankees want to move Granderson for some reason.

There should be several teams banging on the Yankees’ door trying to get Granderson. The first team that comes to mind as a landing place for Granderson would be the Chicago White Sox. Granderson is from Chicago and played his college ball at the University of Illinois-Chicago. The question becomes what could the White Sox give up to get Granderson? I really don’t think the Yankees want Alex Rios back in return but if the Sox can come up with the right mix of prospects, it could be a match for a team that has had issues with getting fans to U.S. Cellular Field in a city that loves Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs.

I could see teams like the Seattle Mariners, Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves getting involved in talks for Granderson, but the thought of a White Sox-Yankees trade just seems right on a number of levels. The White Sox need a boost to their already powerful lineup and the Yankees seem intent on trading so it is time to wait to see where the chips fall.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.

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