Quick Bits: Granderson, Starters, Halladay, Chapman
Here are a few quick items to start the day:
- Brian Cashman first inquired about Curtis Granderson before the World Series began.
- Tyler Kepner reports that the Yankees want to add another starter via trade or free agency.
- Sam Borden notes that the spring training deadline to trade Roy Halladay isn’t a “hard” one.
- Also, another item from Borden—the Yankees are said to be “leery” of lefty Aroldis Chapman.
Now, back to the Kepner bit for a moment—if the Yankees want to add another starter, who, exactly, will they turn to? Ben Sheets, Jason Marquis, Justin Duchscherer, and Kelvim Escobar are some of the free agents left to consider. Other names out there are Brett Myers and Rich Hill, although both, while talented, are problematic for their own respective reasons (Myers’ personality and injury history, Hill had labrum surgery in August). The Phillies would like to move Joe Blanton in order to make room for Roy Halladay, so that’s another name. Also, it’s important to note that these aren’t necessarily ideas that I like, rather, they’re just names of available pitchers outside of the organization.
Is there anyone I’m missing that could be considered an option?
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