Granderson Deal Keeps on Giving for Tigers
At the conclusion of the 2009 baseball season Curtis Granderson was a 28-year-old All- Star center fielder for the Detroit Tigers. Granderson had signed a five-year contract extension worth more than $30 million following the 2008 season. He appeared to be the Tigers long-term solution in center field.
It came as a surprise when Detroit dealt Granderson to the New York Yankees in a three-team trade in December, 2009. What appeared to be another instance of the rich getting richer has yielded huge dividends for the Tigers.