Does Grandy Man want to stay a Yank?
Is Curtis Granderson on his way out of the Bronx?
Granderson just completed his fourth season with the New York Yankees and is a free agent this winter. The veteran outfielder has put up impressive numbers during his 10-year career — playing the first six seasons with the Detroit Tigers.
In 2011, he led the majors with 136 runs and was second in homers with 41, while leading the AL with 119 RBI. He followed that campaign with 102 runs, 43 homers and 106 RBI, but his batting average dropped 30 points to .232.
This past season Granderson was hindered by injuries, as he played only 61 games — batting .229 with 31 runs, seven homers and 15 RBI.
He missed the first two months after breaking his forearm when he was hit by a pitch in the Yankees' first spring training game. Then in his eighth game back, he fractured his pinkie finger, returning to the DL until Aug. 2.
So now the question is, where will the three-time All-Star outfielder roam in 2014?
Granderson turns 33 in March, and he's coming off an injury-plagued season. But when Hunter Pence (who'll be 31 in April) lands a five-year, $90 million deal with the San Francisco Giants, Granderson has to figure he's in the same ballpark — or possibly deserving of a better deal.
There are reports out of Chicago that the White Sox would be interested in signing Granderson, who grew up on the South Side of the Windy City. Plus, depending on Granderson's asking price, there are likely to be a few other suitors.
On Wednesday, Granderson discussed his future prospects on FOX Sports Radio's "Jay Mohr Sports" show.
Mohr: "Curtis Granderson, are you going to be a Yankee next year?"
Granderson: "I’m not exactly sure what’s going to happen. I know once we get rolling (into the offseason) everything will start to pick up. The Yankees in general have a lot of questions they need to answer. We've got about 11 potential free agents here, so there might be a lot of new faces for that Yankee organization."
Mohr: "I don’t care about what the Yankees think. I care about what you think. Do you want to be a Yankee next year?"
Granderson: "I’ve enjoyed being there. It’s been a great four seasons there. Great organization top to bottom. It would be fun if the opportunity presented itself, but at the same time, I’m not sure which way the Yankees want to go. So, we’ll see and keep all the options open."
It sure looks like it will be an interesting offseason for Granderson and the Yankees.
For the complete interview, click here.