C R. Martin 1B M. Moreland 2B D. Pedroia 3B A. Rodriguez SS H. Ramirez OF C. Gonzalez OF C. Crawford* OF J. Ellsbury UT C. Granderson UT I. Desmond UT J. Lowrie BN Al. Ramirez BN M. LaPorta DL K. Morales*
SP R. Halladay SP F. Hernandez SP T. Lincecum RP J. Walden RP S. Santos P Z. Greinke* P J. Danks BN W. Rodriguez BN A. Ogando BN R. Dempster DL J. Cueto DL S. Strasburg
I have both, and I prefer Granderson. At year end, Granderson will have the R/RBI/HR advantage with SB a wash, and Werth's AVG advantage isn't enough to outdo that.
I've said this a bunch of times, but since Granderson retooled his swing last August, he is third only to Bautista and Tulowitzki in HRs. He has more than Pujols in that time frame (73 games played for Granderson in that time frame). He's a legit 40 HR threat now that he can hit lefties.
First off, I agree with above posters and would prefer Granderson to Werth... I think that now that he has gotten his big payday that Werth will be even less motivated when the Nats are completely out of the race later in the year...
As for your second question, how about trying to parlay Jed Lowrie now that he has had a little but of hype in combo with Alexie to land a first basemen? Maybe someone that has started slowly, like Dunn or Morneau?