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OMGranderson: Cubs Still Pursuing Granderson, but Tigers’ Demands are Crazy High

Chicago Cubs Rumors

The good news is that, despite the Chicago Cubs’ hot pursuit of Mike Cameron/Marlon Byrd/Rick Ankiel, the team is still looking at Curtis Granderson if the Tigers are willing to move him.

Apparently, they are, but as with pitcher Edwin Jackson, the Tigers are asking for a ton.

According to a report from Peter Gammons, the Tigers asked the Cubs for Starlin Castro plus two prospects for Granderson. Buster Olney pointed out the Tigers are asking for “the moon” in return for Granderson right now.

According to Gammons, Castro plus two prospects is too high for Granderson. CCO.

Presumably, the “two prospects” are not of the throw-in variety. The Cubs have suggested as recently as a week ago that Castro alone is a price too steep for the Cubs. One has to wonder, if the Milton Bradley saga drags on, and the free agent center field options get gobbled up, would the Cubs change their stance on Castro?


Keep in mind, Granderson makes just $5.5 million this year, so he’s eminently addable even if the Cubs go out and sign a Mike Cameron type. In fact, here’s hoping they do: Granderson would be best platooned, and Cameron could be the other half of that platoon. And Cameron then also serves as the primary outfield backup. Done and done. Make it happen.


Brett Taylor

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