Sep 21, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson (14) singles to right during the fourth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Curtis Granderson wants to play for a ‘winner’

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.

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  • Jd

    Bad move by him to turn down the QO offer. Even if he would have resigned with the Yankees, I still believe beltran, McCann or Choo will sign & Cano will resign. Although both coming back from injuries, adding Jeter and Tex, along with, what’s starting to look like Arod will be here all year, especially if his case goes to federal court. It’ll be thrown out the second the judge hears bosch is a liar. And that lineup, plus soriano, will be as formidable as any in baseball and Grandersons best chance to win. Because I can assure anyone and granderson included, no other team will be able to offer a more winning lineup than the one the Yankees will probably field this upcoming season.
    Bad job by granderson. He definitely missed the boat.