Yankees Will Exercise Granderson’s Option For 2013

The Yankees intend to exercise Curtis Granderson's club option for 2013, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (on Twitter). The option was originally worth $13MM, but Granderson triggered an escalator clause with his fourth place finish in last season's MVP voting. The option is now worth $15MM.

Granderson, 31, hit .232/.319/.492 with 43 homers in his third season with the Yankees. He's the only player in baseball to hit at least 40 home runs in each of the last two seasons thanks in part to Jose Bautista's wrist injury. Granderson was in the final guaranteed year of the five-year, $30.25MM extension he signed with the Tigers prior to the 2008 season.


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31 Comments on "Yankees Will Exercise Granderson’s Option For 2013"


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2 years 8 months ago

Hopefully it will be Graderson’s last in pinstripes. Too many strike outs, average at best defense and disappearing act during the playoffs.

Nice ambassador for the game but not what the Yankees need.

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LazerTown
2 years 8 months ago

If they can find an upgrade in the outfield sure, but He still hit 43 hr and if is hard to find a CF out there that can replace him. You are still looking at a player averaging 4.4 WAR a year for the Yankees.

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Joe sodano
2 years 8 months ago

Gardner was moved from center to left when they acquired granderson, and frankly id say is as good if not better defensively, so i understand what you’re saying, and i don’t think the yankees have to get rid of granderson, i think they can restructure the lineup without making many moves honestly, but I’m just pointing out if CF’s are hard to come by, then go get a corner, and put Gardner in center.
Personally id like an outfield of Gardner, Ichiro, and Nunez, the latter being, b/c i want his bat and speed in the lineup daily, and he will not get much work at shortstop throughout the season, 20-30 games tops. Fastest outfield i’ve ever seen lol.

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LazerTown
2 years 8 months ago

Gardner is much better defensively than granderson.

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rikersbeard
2 years 8 months ago

Kind of a no-brainer (for anyone not a despairing yankees fan who has turned their suffering against a really good baseball player).

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houmerlin
2 years 8 months ago

Great guy, great personality, does a great job representing the team, but a slightly above average player. She is has power, but he is just like Adam Dunn: low batting average, high strikeout, high homerun.

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LazerTown
2 years 8 months ago

No brainer. Even if they want to trade Granderson and eat a few million they could probably land a few prospects. Even after his “rough” season, I can guarantee they could find someone that would want his 43 hr. That said, he is still their best internal option for an outfield spot. He has gotten 1 dimensional, but it is still hard to find an upgrade out there over him.

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JacobyWanKenobi
2 years 8 months ago

I don’t understand why people want him gone. You’re not finding a replacement 40hr 100rbi guy anywhere else atm. You just have to live with his strikeouts.

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MB923
2 years 8 months ago

There’s more to baseball than HR and RBI.

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JacobyWanKenobi
2 years 8 months ago

There’s a lot more than HR and RBI, but it’s better than any alternative.

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2 years 8 months ago

RBI’s do not tell anything about a player.

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MB923
2 years 8 months ago

Well I wouldn’t go that far and say they don’t tell anything, but they certainly are overrated.

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go_jays_go
2 years 8 months ago

I would keep Granderson over Swisher, that is for sure.

The way I see it is that Grandy has become like Adam Dunn, but can still play the OF. Obviously his value lies in the AL East, with the Yankees because he depends on the hitters parks for his power numbers to shine.

Going forward, how much do you think he will sign for? $15m a year? $20m a year? If it’s around $15m a year, then that’s okay. But a number closer to $20m a year is too much.

Then you need to consider how he will age. Personally, I don’t have the highest hopes. He seems to be getting worse each year.

When all is said and done, Granderson can still net the Yankees a draft pick if he leaves after 2013.