MLB Trade Talk: Would a Joe Mauer for Curtis Granderson Trade Really Work?

December 2, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments
Article Source: Bleacher Report - New York Yankees

As of Wednesday night, the Yankees have a vacancy at the catcher spot.

Russell Martin decided to bolt the Bronx and sign a two-year, $17 million deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

With Martin now gone, it leaves a lot of uncertainty and a lot of questions.

There are free agents like Mike Napoli and A.J. Pierzynski, but right now, both seem unlikely.

The current Yankees catchers are Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart; both are better suited as backups and defensive replacements.

In the minors, there is Austin Romine, whose progress has been hampered by injuries, and Gary Sanchez, who is still a few years away from being major league ready.

So, in the simplest of terms, there’s a gigantic hole in the lineup and in the field that Yankees GM Brian Cashman needs to try and fill.

One story made a pretty interesting trade suggestion involving the Yankees and Twins.

Frankie Garcia of Sports World Report made the trade suggestion of swapping Joe Mauer for Curtis Granderson.

It seems like a crazy and off-the-wall trade idea, and I know a lot of you might be tired of hearing Mauer’s name come up.

In this latest story, let’s discuss why the trade could work and why it couldn’t work.

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