The New York Yankees went back and forth on the idea of offering a one year, $14 million dollar qualifying offer to outfielder Curtis Granderson.
Granderson of course missed the majority of the 2013 season with two freak injuries, so there was concern on the part of the Yankees that Granderson would accept the one year offer as he attempted to re-build his stock for free agency in 2014.
Shockingly though, Granderson declined the offer in hopes of securing a multi-year deal, with his number one priority being joining a ‘winner’:
Curtis Granderson just said on Hot Stove that his No. 1 goal as a free agent is to join a winner.
So Granderson wants to be paid handsomely and he wants to play on a team who’ll make the postseason. It’s almost like he was playing in that scenario already.
It’s going to be tough sledding for Granderson to meet all of his demands, especially since he was tendered a qualifying offer, meaning any team that signs Granderson will also have to forfeit a draft pick.