Put aside the Tigers tough 5-3 loss to the Indians on Thursday night for a second.
Who would you rather have on your team: Curtis Granderson or Austin Jackson? I have always been a huge Granderson fan, and was dumbfounded and outraged when the Tigers traded him to the Yankees for Jackson, as part of a three-team deal. Jackson seemed like a good young player, with a lot of potential. But Granderson was a superstar in making. This season, however, Jackson has moved even or ahead of Granderson in almost every offensive category.
When the Tigers traded Curtis Granderson to the Yankees, I could not have been more harsh in my criticism. I hated the trade.
As the Tigers continue to lose and the bats fail to produce, Detroit fans everywhere want accountability, they want a firing!
Jeff Riger talked with former Tigers and current New York Yankees CF Curtis Granderson about what it is like to be back in Detroit in such a big series.
The road to this October for nearly half of the expected participants?
A year ago, Curtis Granderson had trouble staying in the New York Yankees’ lineup. This season, he has emerged as a legitimate threat in an already potent batting order.
Curtis Granderson hit a go-ahead homer leading off the seventh inning and Mark Teixeira had a three-run shot off Justin Verlander, lifting New York over the Detroit Tigers 6-3 Thursday in the first regular-season game played in the Bronx in March.
The Tigers are a season removed from that complex three-team trade, the fans have begun to embrace the four players Detroit acquired and all are expected to play important roles this season.
Don’t take this the wrong way, I like Austin Jackson, I just really miss Curtis. Granderson had a great personality, was always welcoming to people and did a ton in the community. Well this video […]