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Curtis Granderson | Outfielder | #3

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/16/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 199
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: UIC
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 3 (0) / DET
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Curtis Granderson is simply getting the day off Wednesday.
Granderson was in the Mets' original starting lineup, but Michael Conforto will instead get the nod in center field and bat leadoff versus Phillies right-hander Vince Velazquez. Call it a healthy scratch. Apr 12 - 3:59 PM

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Curtis Granderson was scratched from the Mets' starting lineup on Wednesday.

No word yet on the reason for his sudden absence. Michael Conforto is starting in center field and batting leadoff versus Phillies right-hander Vince Velasquez.
Apr 12 - 3:45 PM

Curtis Granderson is back in Monday's lineup against the Phillies.

Michael Conforto made the start in center field and homered on Sunday, but he's back on the bench Monday. Granderson is hitting .200 (4-for-20) to begin the year, so he's hitting fifth Monday as opposed to the cleanup spot. Travis d'Arnaud is also back in Monday's lineup.
Apr 10 - 3:39 PM

Curtis Granderson hit a pair of homers as the Mets' cleanup man Wednesday against the Marlins.

We're used to seeing Granderson at the top of the Mets' lineup, but it looks like he'll open the season hitting fourth this year, with Jose Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera occupying the top two spots. It doesn't seem like a bad thing for his fantasy value; it's not like he's much of a basestealer these days anyway.
Mar 22 - 5:03 PM

Curtis Granderson doubled, walked twice and scored three times Friday against the Cardinals.

Granderson was in his old leadoff spot today, but the Mets are planning on using Jose Reyes there whenever Reyes is in the lineup (and he'll likely be in the lineup a lot with David Wright down). That could mean Granderson hits second, but he'll also be a possibility down in the order. He's not quite as good of a bet in mixed leagues as usual.
Mar 17 - 6:01 PM

Curtis Granderson (thumb) is back in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

Granderson sat out the previous two games after jamming his left thumb and tearing his fingernail back while making a diving catch on Thursday. It's the same thumb he had surgery on November of 2015, but tests came back clean and he's ready to roll. Granderson will play center field for the Mets this season.
Mar 5 - 11:39 AM

Curtis Granderson sat out Friday's game due to a jammed thumb and is considered day-to-day.

Granderson suffered the injury while making a diving catch during Thursday's Grapefruit League contest. He tore the nail on his thumb in doing so, but fortunately X-rays came back negative. Look for him to return to action in a few days.
Mar 4 - 7:49 AM

Rival executives tell Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports that the Mets are not making Curtis Granderson available.

Granderson was a massive part of the Mets' operation in 2016, slugging 30 homers with a .799 OPS over 633 plate appearances. He's owed a very reasonable $15 million in 2017, the final year of a four-year, $60 million deal. New York would much rather find a trade partner for Jay Bruce.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 04:22:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday that Curtis Granderson would be the starting center fielder if the season started today.

It doesn't and a lot could change between now and then. The Mets would prefer to trade Jay Bruce after re-signing Yoenis Cespedes last week, but Granderson is also drawing interest around the league. Juan Lagares is the only true center fielder on the Mets' roster, but he hasn't shown an ability hit consistently against right-handed pitching. Michael Conforto could also see time in center field depending on how things shake out.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 03:10:00 PM

Mark Carig of Newsday reports that the Mets prefer a reliever with team control and a prospect in any potential trade for Curtis Granderson or Jay Bruce.

The Mets are stockpiled with talent in their outfield, and they're planning on moving quickly this winter to jettison either Granderson or Bruce. With the uncertainty looming around the potential suspension of Jeurys Familia, the club has made it a priority to upgrade the backend of their bullpen.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 04:49:00 PM

According to Newsday's Marc Carig, the Mets are "positioned to move fairly quickly" in regards to trading either Curtis Granderson or Jay Bruce.

The Mets' outfield is already well-stocked with Yoenis Cespedes coming back and up-and-comers Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo ready to take on bigger roles. That makes Bruce and Granderson expendable, though the most likely scenario is that New York will trade one and keep the other. The Blue Jays, who are likely to lose Jose Bautista in free agency, have already shown a keen interest in Granderson. He could be playing for a new team by the end of the Winter Meetings.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 06:15:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears that Curtis Granderson is of interest to the Blue Jays.

The Mets are also shopping Jay Bruce after re-signing Cespedes, so the Blue Jays have interest in both of them depending on the possible asking price. The Mets would surely prefer to keep Granderson because he's capable of playing center field and is a proven performer in New York, but he's reportedly drawing more interest than Bruce. In addition to the trade market, the Blue Jays have shown interest in Dexter Fowler, among others, in free agency.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 12:47:00 PM

Marc Carig of Newsday reports that Curtis Granderson has received more trade interest than Jay Bruce.

The Mets managed to keep Yoenis Cespedes with a four-year, $110 million contract, so most have speculated that the next step will be to trade Bruce. Teams like the Blue Jays have reportedly expressed interest, but the inquiries on Granderson simply give them more options to upgrade in other areas. Both players are due to become free agents after 2017. Granderson, who turns 36 next March, slugged 30 homers with a .799 OPS (111 OPS+) in 2016. He's owed $15 million next season.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 11:24:00 AM

Marc Carig of Newsday hears "it's possible" Curtis Granderson gets moved.

Jay Bruce feels like the Mets' most obvious trade chip following the re-signing of Yoenis Cespedes, but the team will also apparently shop Granderson (and his $15 million salary for 2017). Granderson is coming off a season in which he slugged 30 home runs and played in 150 games, but he does turn 36 years old next March. Michael Conforto is probably off the table for New York this winter.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 04:12:00 PM

Curtis Granderson was named Friday as the 2016 recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award.

The humanitarian award honors the major league player who best represents the game both on and off the field. The 35-year-old has long been lauded for his charitable efforts and giving back to the community. He also had a pretty solid season on the field, slashing .237/.335/.464 with 30 homers and 59 RBI. He's the fourth player in Mets' history to win the award, joining Gary Carter (1989), Al Leiter (2000) and Carlos Delgado (2006).
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 06:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2Wilmer Flores
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
2Jose Reyes
3T.J. Rivera
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
3Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Josh Edgin
8Seth Lugo