And you know something; I might be tempted to pull the trigger on that (dripping with sarcasm). [Link]
Still reeling from a four-game sweep in the ALCS, a member of the over-reactive New York media believes it’s time for the Yankees to send All-Star center fielder Curtis Granderson to the Phillies in exchange for positionless Double-A MVP Darin Ruf, 26, who is still learning to play baseball this winter in Venezuela. Granderson, 31, struck out 195 times this season, a check mark for Daily News columnist John Harper, who sees Ruf as a “highly-touted prospect” whose bat “could be valuable to the Yankees in a part-time role in 2013, and if he proves ready, could become a mainstay in the lineup.”
Let’s hope Ruben Amaro Jr. keeps feeding Harper this information. Granderson is due a $15 million option to stay in New York or receive a $2 million buyout. The Phillies would obviously jump on this proposal to obtain a 43 homer center fielder while their window to compete remains open.
Meanwhile, Ruf has caught fire in Venezuela, belting his fourth homer Sunday. In eight games, he's hitting .276/.344/.724, enough to give, like, maybe, two seconds pause over a Grandserson for Ruf trade.