The Mets have reportedly signed slugging free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post first tweeted the news Thursday morning that it will be a four-year deal. Fox Sports midget Ken Rosenthal followed that it would be for $60 million.
The $15 million average seems about right, but I would have liked the Mets to hold firm at three years, or at least make the fourth year a vesting option, when Granderson would be 36 years old. But if this is what it took to get the deal done, I should not complain.
The Mets needed power, and Curtis Granderson certainly fits the bill. He hit 84 home runs in 2011 and 2012 before two freak hit-by-pitch injuries derailed his 2013, in which he played just 61 games.
Kudos to Sandy Alderson for getting this done; after three years of doing nothing, Alderson finally acquired a player of note.