Don’t look now, but we’re already talking MLB free agency thanks to Curtis Granderson and the New York Yankees. Garnderson is not getting traded by the deadline thanks to his issues with injuries, and that may stop him from seeing any money on the open market as well.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post spoke with agents and high-ranking folks around the MLB, all who suggest Granderson is stuck with the Yankees because other teams won’t want to take the risk:
However, the agent and executives both guaranteed Granderson would not exceed the $15 million he is making this year and would have to take less than that annually to get a multi-year deal. The proviso provided by one of the executives was “unless he comes back [off the disabled list] and goes off for the final two months.” But even in that scenario, my experts were not sure Granderson could expect a lucrative multi-year deal.
The agent, in fact, said he thought it was very possible Granderson could accept a one-year contract to rebuild his value to go back into free agency after the 2014 campaign.
So there you have it. If Granderson is looking for more cash via the open market, he can forget about it. It’s unfortunate, but that’s the nature of the business when players cannot stay healthy.
If the reports are to be believed, expect Granderson to re-up with New York on a one-year deal.
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