Originally Posted by houghtam
I grew to dislike Granderson while he was here. Too many strikeouts for a leadoff hitter. Turns out perhaps the Tigers were using him incorrectly, and maybe he's not really a leadoff hitter after all. I mean, he can do it if needed, but his real strength is giving a huge power and speed combo in the middle of the lineup.
Seeing him turn into this type of player, much of the animosity I had for him is now gone. Now I only hate him because he's a goddamn Yankee.
Of course, batting left handed in Yankees Stadium, with that short porch in right field, has really helped Granderson's HR totals since he was traded to the Yankees.