Curtis Granderson becomes first Yankee since MICKEY MANTLE to....... in Baseball Posted August 20, 2011 When you are done stroking Grandy off and wipe the man goo from your chin, go look at Grandy's numbers and explain how he is not having a career year? At the age of 30. He had never hit 34 HRs or 80+ RBIs much less 90+. Ellsbury by comparison has been getting better in each of his full seasons. His numbers have gone up every full season. BA? Up. OBP? Up. Slugging? Up. OPS? Up. 2Bs? Up. RBIs? Up. At the age of 27, Ellsbury is continuing to get better. His numbers clearly show that. And Granderson's career year is better than Ellsbury's career year. Thats the point.