ORIGINAL: Mr. Ed
So Grandy-man says he'll play again in 2018
MLB Trade Rumors says there are a number of short term options.
There will be some competition on the market, of course. Carlos Gonzalez, Jarrod Dyson, Jon Jay, and Seth Smith are all generally similarly situated, short-term targets (albeit with varying strengths and weaknesses, as well as anticipated price points). Potential part-time righty bats include Howie Kendrick, Austin Jackson, Jayson Werth, and Chris Young, and then there’s the switch-hitting Melky Cabrera. With a variety of trade candidates also floating around, it’s easy to see how many alternatives will be presented.
So there is zero reason to go with Grossman and/or McSlappy in the OF off the bench. None.
Nope. With Sano likely to spend a significant amount of time at DH next year, there is no reason to keep the OBP machine. Ganite makes a decent 4th OF, IMO. He has the speed and the glove and can get on base even if there is no real pop.
I agree on Granite as a 4th OF. He can play multiple positions, is fast, and is a control hitter who does not strike out a lot. Sure, he is a slap-hitter but the other Twins OF all have good to very good power. I think Granite can hit in the .270-.290-ish range. That certainly removes any thoughts of keeping Grossman the OBP machine.
You, loving Granite ... Is the weirdest thing that's happened on these boards in like, forever.