Potential suitors know exactly what they would be getting in Granderson, a power-hitting, strikeout machine. He’s hitting just .220/.322/.448 with 13 homers and 37 RBIs this year.
He doesn’t offer much in terms of speed and defense anymore, but remains a smart baserunner and delivers patient at-bats against both righties and lefties. While 10 of his 13 homers have come against righties, he has a higher batting average (.239) against lefties than righties (.214), though neither mark is attractive.
Who could be interested: The market for Granderson has been limited to this point. He’d be better off as a part-time DH on an American League team, but most of the contenders don’t have a need for him. In other words, the Mets will have a hard time dealing Granderson.
Nearly a decade into his NBA career, Love has grown accustomed to being in the middle of possible trades dating back to his time with the Timberwolves. Learning to deal with trade rumors, he says, is simply “part of the growth process.”
Cleveland.com reports Love will be ready to play against the Knicks after missing Cleveland’s past two games with back spasms. His return provides an entertaining backdrop for Saturday night’s game (8:30 p.m. ET, ABC).
Nuggets coach Mike Malone has heard those trade rumors about Wilson Chandler and Emmanuel Mudiay. USA Today reports Chandler is frustrated with his role and wants out, and ESPN reports the Nuggets are “quietly exploring” what they could get for Mudiay.
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