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This Week's Poll: Should the Tigers Trade Granderson?

After spending all winter and most of this season beating his "the Tigers should trade Magglio Ordonez" drum, Lynn Henning has moved on to a new drum, this one about Curtis Granderson. He's suggested that the Tigers might look into trading Grandy before, and he does so again in today's Detroit News.

I'm obviously biased, as I've expressed my opinions of Granderson quite clearly. But it's hard to argue that he's had a bad year (home runs aside). For whatever reason, Grandy's suffered a major regression - especially when it comes to batting against left-handed pitching. But do the Tigers have any other players on the roster with his skill set? (And what about the premium this team has placed on defense?)

I find it difficult to believe that Dave Dombrowski would do this. And I know Henning has become an easy target in the Tigersosphere, but looking into what sort of value Granderson might have on the trade market isn't an entirely bad idea. Henning's assertion that trading Grandy could possibly "secure two front-line players" is the one that makes me scratch my head, however.

Would the Tigers be able to get full value in such a deal? At the very least, could they find a centerfielder to replace Granderson? (ThaWalrus9 suggested the Yankees' Austin Jackson last year.)

  • James Schmehl has a take on Henning's column at that's worth your time to read. (Thanks to allikazoo for posting this in the comments of our last post.)
  • Mack Avenue Tigers looks at this much further in-depth, detailing Granderson's actual value to the Tigers.

I have a feeling this will be a one-sided poll, but let's go with it anyway:

Should the Tigers look into trading Curtis Granderson?

You can find the poll on the right sidebar below the FanPosts block. Or you can vote here. And if you have suggestions for future poll questions , shoot me an e-mail. Please add your thoughts in the comments.

How did our last poll go?

This one started out pretty close, but eventually the thought of a big free agent contract for Fernando Rodney seemed to scare off most people.

Should the Detroit Tigers re-sign Fernando Rodney?

37% Yes - This team needs a proven closer

62% No - He'll cost too much on the open market

Thanks to everyone who voted in the poll.