Breaking News: Mets Sign Curtis Granderson

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.

More on this later.

4 thoughts on “Breaking News: Mets Sign Curtis Granderson

  • December 6, 2013 at 12:32 pm
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    Mark, Mark, Mark!

    It’s Fox Sports *Dwarf* Ken Rosenthal. đŸ˜‰

  • December 6, 2013 at 3:16 pm
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    Not sure he’s worth the money they spent for him. I don’t like moves made out of desperation but it seems to have quieted the fan base some.

  • December 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm
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    Ha! Midget, dwarf, shrimp, it’s all the same!

    As far as the money the Mets paid him, Phil, I think $15 million is appropriate in today’s market. That fourth year could come back to haunt them, though.

  • December 7, 2013 at 2:22 am
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    Maybe so but honestly he ain’t worth it. There must be a reason the Yankees didn’t try very hard to re-sign him especially since they have been spending some loot this winter especially considering what they are now willing to pay a guy with a history of bad hinges like Beltran does. We’ll see.

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