Granderson down, Polanco activated

Per Tom Gage’s blog, Placido Polanco has been activated from the disabled list, and Curtis Granderson has been optioned to Toledo.

While Granderson has played well and I’d like to see more of him, I can understand this move. With Trammell trying to find at-bats for Dmitri Young, Rondell White, Craig Monroe, and Magglio Ordonez it was going to be hard for Granderson to crack the lineup. This way he’ll continue to get regular playing time.


  1. Ian C.

    July 27, 2005 at 4:42 pm

    My first thought on this was, “Are you #@$%ing kidding me? Send Logan down instead!” But you’re right – Granderson just needs to play. And even if it looks cold, if there’s any chance he’s going to sit on the bench up here, he should go down to Toledo to get at-bats.

    But if White ends up getting dealt, I think Detroit should put Granderson in center for the rest of the season.

  2. Jason R

    July 27, 2005 at 4:43 pm

    A tasty cup of coffee for Mr. Granderson. I still think Nook should be the odd man out (or John McDonald, for that matter) but there’s only one more month of ball in Toledo so we shall see Curtis again.

  3. Joe

    July 27, 2005 at 6:39 pm

    I don’t know if it makes sense to me to try and get DY any additional ABs. I know he’s played a little better of late, but Granderson is the centerfielder of the future, and he’s played like it lately. Even though DY’s playing a bit better, I’d rather have Granderson in the lineup.

    And is Rondell White eligible for the 15-day DL? Might not be a bad place to put him.

  4. joey

    July 28, 2005 at 11:12 am

    Yeah, of course they send him down. Right after I activated him in my fantasy lineup. I should’ve been a little more attentive to Polanco coming off the DL.

    I really felt that this series against the Ms would determine what direction the tigers are headed in for the remainder of the season. We really needed to win the series because we’re going into Oakland to face a team that is on absolute fire. I don’t see us taking two of three from those guys. We are most likely going to end this weekend series at least two games under 500 and I think that it’s time to realize that what we’ve been seeing for the last few months is the overarching reality. This team is a 500 team at best, and is certainly not a contender for post-season play. I think Dumbro needs to begin the process of unloading some excess pieces. I just hope that Rondell’s injury isn’t enough to keep him off the block.

    Do you guys think we should deal Polanco? JJ? I think JJ has to go.

  5. Leelanau Sports Guy

    July 28, 2005 at 4:37 pm

    I didn’t like the move at first, but it does make the most sense. What do all of you think of potential roster moves in the upcoming days?

  6. Joe

    July 28, 2005 at 10:43 pm

    No reason whatsoever to trade Polanco. He’s the kind of guy this team needs to win for the years to come.

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