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Grandeson to Deny Yankees' Qualifying Offer

Yankees_Curtis_Granderson_2013One school of thought on Curtis Granderson is that he will accept the Yankees qualifying offer, return on a one-year, $14.1 million contract and re-enter the free-agent market next offseason.

I wouldnt bet on it.

Granderson played in only 61 games last season after twice getting hit by pitches and suffering broken bones, first in his right forearm, then in his left pinkie.

The qualifying offer will hurt Grandersons market, given the reluctance of teams to sacrifice high draft picks and the accompanying bonus money for free agents. But compare Grandersons slash line to Nick Swishers a year ago, when Swisher landed a four-year, $56 million free-agent contract from the Indians after the Yankees stuck him with a qualifying offer.

Granderson: .261/.340/.488.

Swisher: .256/.361/.467.

Source: Ken Rostenthal, FOX Sports


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