Damon vs. Granderson: Did The Yankees Make A Mistake?

Johnny Damon and the Detroit Tigers visit Yankee Stadium tonight. With the season about three-quarters of the way complete, it's the perfect time to ask the question.

Did the Yankees do the right thing by letting Damon walk, then trading Austin Jackson and Phil Coke to the Tigers to replace him with Curtis Granderson?

We know Granderson is having his second straight poor season -- this one worse than the last one.


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 - Curtis Granderson 92 317 51 76 12 6 11 35 30 76 10 0 .240 .306 .420


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 - Johnny Damon 105 388 65 108 30 3 7 39 50 64 7 1 .278 .361 .425


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Phil Coke 7-2 56 0 0 0 1 2 49.1 46 16 14 1 19 42 2.55 1.32


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 - Austin Jackson 107 436 68 132 26 7 1 25 32 123 17 4 .303 .355 .401

Is it too early to say definitively that this was a mistake by General Manager Brian Cashman? Three players having good seasons vs. one player having a bad one. I still understand why this move was made, and like the thought process. I'm just thinking that the returns to date show this was a bad call by Cashman.

Your thoughts?

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