Not sure how you could have missed it, but the Yankees agreed to trade three players for Curtis Granderson on Tuesday. It was a three-team, seven-player blockbuster that solidified the Yankees outfield, but the Winter Meetings continue and there’s little reason to think the Yankees are done.
As Day Three of the Winter Meetings gets started, the Yankees still have to address their pitching situation — which remains their offseason priority — and they could still make a move for at least one hitter. Mark Feinsand talked to an official who said the Yankees aren’t out of the Roy Halladay sweepstakes. Just a guess, but I have to think that as long as the Yankees have Jesus Montero, Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain, they can get in on any trade talks. It’s a matter of being willing to pay the prospect price.
I’ve talked to a baseball executive connected to none of the three teams involved in yesterday’s blockbuster, and he thinks all three teams did pretty well. Austin Jackson and Ian Kennedy were a lot to give up, but that’s what it was going to take to get a player like Granderson. Personally, I believe Jackson will be an everyday big leaguer. I also remain high on Kennedy and think the Yankees sold low there. BuI still think it’s a great move for the Yankees. They had to give up real talent to pull it off, but that’s the way these things work.