Originally posted on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 10/22/12
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...
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