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Granderson reportedly is on the market

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Tigers are shopping Curtis Granderson at the winter meetings.

It's a shame, if the Cardinals can't re-sign Matt Holliday, that they gave up Brett Wallace to get him. Granderson would look mighty fine in centerfield for the Redbirds as would teammate Edwin Jackson, whom the Tigers are also said to be shopping.

Granderson has led off for the Tigers. But he would make an ideal second place hitter in St. Louis. Manager Tony La Russa likes a second place guy with some pop. And Granderson has hit more than 20 homers the last three years in a row, including a career high 30 in 2009. He's also stolen 20 or more bases in two of the last three seasons, although his chances to run would likely decline greatly in front of Albert Pujols. But he would probably score from first quite a bit with that sort of speed when Pujols whacked a ball into the gap.

If such a deal was struck, and it didn't include Colby Rasmus, i would envision him moving to left field where he could concentrate on his offense and Ryan Ludwick could man right.

How this would address the Cardinals clean-up hitter problem is beyond me. But Granderson is a heckuva ballplayer.