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Angels Still Looking at Granderson?

Yesterday, we learned that the Seattle Mariners were more interested in trading for Edwin Jackson than Curtis Granderson. Those talks, however, appear to have stalled. But according to's Jon Paul Morosi, the Los Angeles Angels are still talking with the Detroit Tigers. And their focus is more on Granderson than Jackson.

Morosi reports that the Angels like the certainty of possibly having Granderson under contract for three years (plus an option), as opposed to having Jackson under club control for two seasons. Additionally, Scott Boras is Jackson's agent, and knowing him as they do, the Angels realize his preference is for his clients to eventually hit the open market. (Maybe this has factored into the Tigers' willingness to trade him, as well.)

There also seems to be the implication that Granderson might be a better value as a left fielder for them than anyone they could sign as a free agent, such as Matt Holliday (another Boras client).

For the Tigers, the Angels would be an appealing trade partner because of depth at catcher, shortstop, and low-cost pitching. Here's John Sickels' ranking of their Top 10 prospects at Minor League Ball, if you're interested.

Morosi also has some evasive comments from Tigers owner Mike Ilitch about the team's willingness to trade players this offseason.