Another day, another odd Phillies-Yankees trade proposition.
In a Yankees offseason outlook for the New York Daily News, John Harper suggested that the Yanks trade Curtis Granderson to the Phillies for … Darin Ruf.
“Granderson makes a lot of sense for the Phillies, who desperately need power, as well as a center fielder, and they’re still very much in a win-now mode, trying to cash in before their high-priced starting rotation gets too old,” Harper writes.
As for Ruf? Harper had this to say:
“His bat could be valuable to the Yankees in a part-time role in 2013, if he proves ready, and eventually he could become a mainstay in the lineup.”
Let’s break it down…
Why would the Yankees shop Granderson?
Because he’s a free agent after 2013 and, according to Harper, is likely not in the Yankees’ long-term plans.
Granderson hit 43 home runs in 2011, but batted .232 with a .319 OBP and struck out 195 times.
Why the Phillies would want Granderson
Because they have a huge hole in centerfie...