Oh come on, you knew this post was coming. The New York Yankees put Curtis Granderson on the trade block, hoping to shed salary -- a term that is making the late George Steinbrenner roll over in his grave as we speak -- and find some payroll flexibility in the near future. Who is he? While he is actually from Chicago, Tigers fans have claimed Granderson as one of their own since his breakout 2006 season helped the Tigers reach the World Series. He followed that up with a phenomenal 2007 campaign where he hit .302/.361/.552 and joined the famed 20/20/20/20 club, along with Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins. Grandy's numbers tailed off after that, bottoming out to a .249/.327/.453 output with the Tigers in 2009. After being traded to the Yankees, his power numbers surged; he has more home runs in three years in New York (108) than he did in about five full seasons' worth of games with the Tigers.
Yankees place Curtis Granderson on trade block; could Tigers bring him back to Detroit?
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