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The beer must be flowing: reporters starting to talk about Granderson going to the Yankees

Dec 7, 2009, 4:00 PM EDT

Take this with a grain of salt (and maybe a suck on a lime) because there’s not much there there, but it’s floating around the Marriott lobby that the Yankees are “close” to making a trade for both Curtis Granderson and Edwin Jackson.

Whether this has as much merit as, say, the Pat Burrell to the Mets junk from this morning is open for debate.  It’s also worth noting that there are no less than two bars right off of that Marriott lobby.

We’ll follow up with the debunking or confirmation later, whichever is warranted.

  1. Dberg - Dec 7, 2009 at 4:07 PM

    Lord, I hope not.

  2. MikeS - Dec 7, 2009 at 4:16 PM

    I think the Yankees – or at least their fans and writers – just feel entitled to any player in MLB who is good.

  3. wickethewok - Dec 7, 2009 at 4:28 PM

    If they trade for Edwin Jackson, he will definitely be called one of those “couldn’t take the New York pressure” guys, when in fact he just wasn’t that great in the first place.

  4. YANKEES1996 - Dec 7, 2009 at 5:10 PM

    If it is just a rumor so be it, Granderson makes sense and I would welcome him with open arms. We could slide him into Damon’s spot behind the Cap’n and let Damon go and sign his multi-year deal. It would be sad see Johnny D leave but Scott Boras may make that happen anyway, the Yanks don’t want to do a multi-year deal with Damon and Granderson is a good top of the order hitter and he is younger.
    Edwin Jackson on the other hand could be used as trade fodder and would do o.k. replacing Bruney who we lost to the Nationals. I can’t honestly see Jackson on the opening day roster, however the Tigers maybe tying both of them together in a package to try to deal with their payroll expectations.

  5. ChrisD521 - Dec 7, 2009 at 6:50 PM


  6. Matt in Toledo - Dec 7, 2009 at 8:01 PM

    Dang it. They edited the story so it’s more accurate now. I traced that rumor back and was going to write about how Nightengale’s tweet, perhaps mixed with one from Joel Sherman, and some very goofy misunderstanding marinated the ridiculous Granderson and Jackson to the Yankees rumor that were at the linked story. Now that it’s edited, my idea wouldn’t seem to make much sense. Oh well.

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