Granderson better than advertised?

The Yankees' new center fielder has wasted little time becoming a hero

Updated: April 8, 2010, 8:20 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- When the Yankees acquired Curtis Granderson in a three-way trade involving the Tigers and Diamondbacks in December, the scouting report was as follows: a lion versus right-handed pitching; a lamb versus lefties; a gazelle in the outfield; a mensch in the clubhouse.

Three games into his Yankees career, Granderson has come precisely as advertised. So far he has crushed righties, belting a long home run against Josh Beckett in Sunday's Opening Night 9-7 loss to the Red Sox, ...

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