Via the Sun-Times-
Curtis Granderson makes sense as a free-agent target for the White Sox on two levels:
† He’s a left-handed hitter who slugged a combined 84 home runs in 2011 and 2012 and can play all three outfield positions. The Sox need offense, power and better defense in the outfield and covet a flexible roster of players who aren’t limited to one position, a la the Tampa Bay Rays.
† Granderson grew up in south suburban Lynwood and played high school baseball at Thornton Fractional South and college ball at UIC, which recently broke ground on a new baseball facility donated by Granderson. The
campus is three miles from U.S. Cellular Field.
The Sox appear to have more than a passing interest in bringing Granderson home. A source told the Sun-Times the Sox will make a hard push for Granderson, 32, who will be a free agent for the first time and might come cheaper than expected because of two freak inju-
ries that limited him to 61 games, seven homers and 15 RBI in 2013.
If I recall correctly, the Grandyman owns a bar in Chitown too.
Gosh, I hope they do chase hard after him. They will be doing the Yankees a favor…and the Windy City will have more wind via his constant whiffs.