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Curtis Granderson | Outfielder | #3

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/16/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 199
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: UIC
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 3 (0) / DET
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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

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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

Curtis Granderson went 4-for-4 and scored a run in a win over the Marlins on Wednesday.

All four hits were singles. He also walked in the game, reaching base safely in all five plate appearances. Four hits in a game is a rarity for the likes of Granderson, who is known much more for his power than his batting average. He is now batting .233 with 30 home runs. He he has knocked in only 59 runs but has scored 85 in 147 games.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 11:19:00 PM

Curtis Granderson went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

Granderson came through with a two-run single with the bases loaded in the eighth inning and he added an RBI double in the ninth. The 35-year-old is finishing the year strong, swatting eight homers with 21 RBI and 21 runs scored in September. Granderson is hitting .227/.325/.458 overall.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 10:43:00 PM

Curtis Granderson homered twice in extra innings Saturday, including hitting a game-winning, walk-off homer in the 12th inning of the Mets' 3-2 win over the Twins.

After Byron Buxton had given the Twins the lead in the top half of the 11th inning, Grandy led off the bottom portion of the frame with a solo jack of his own. Not yet finished, the 35-year-old then came up with two outs in the bottom of the 12th and pulled a pitch over the right field boards to send the fans home happy. Granderson now has 28 dingers, 51 RBI and 74 runs scored to go with a .221/.316/.450 line this year.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 12:48:00 AM

Curtis Granderson smoked a two-run homer and added an RBI single to lead the Mets over the Braves 6-4 on Friday.

The sixth-inning blast came off Braves ace Julio Teheran with Yoenis Cespedes aboard. Granderson's run-producing single was a key blow in the Mets' four-run rally in the eighth inning that flipped a two-run deficit into a two-run lead they would never relinquish. The rapidly aging veteran still wields a powerful bat in terms of homers but hasn't been able to do much else this year. He is batting .228 with 26 longballs and only 48 RBI.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 12:03:00 AM

Curtis Granderson homered and drove in three runs on Sunday as the Mets dispatched of the Nationals 5-1 on Sunday night in New York.

Granderson got the Mets on the board with a sacrifice fly in the first inning, then put his club ahead for good with a two-run blast off Reynaldo Lopez in the third. He finished the night 1-for-3, raising his season slash to .222/.313/.432 to go along with 23 homers and 43 RBI.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 11:13:00 PM

Curtis Granderson homered twice and drove in three runs as the Mets beat the Marlins 7-4 on Tuesday.

Granderson didn't even start Tuesday's game, entering as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning. He slugged a solo homer in that at-bat, and an inning later Granderson cracked a two-run dinger to give him 22 homers on the year. They've come with the usual Granderson caveat of an inconsistent .223/.314/.433 batting line in 122 games. He also has just 38 RBI somehow.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 10:46:00 PM

Curtis Granderson slugged a long solo homer Friday against the Giants.

It was his only hit in four at-bats on Friday, but he made it count, as it landed in the water at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Granderson has gone deep in back-to-back games and is now up to 20 homers on the year. Unfortunately, he has driven in just 34 runs along the way while hitting just .224 with a .313 on-base percentage. He stands to lose playing time when the Mets bring Michael Conforto back from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 01:26:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
3Kevin Plawecki
4Tomas Nido
1B1Lucas Duda
2Wilmer Flores
2B1Neil Walker
2T.J. Rivera
3Ty Kelly
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3Gavin Cecchini
4Amed Rosario
3B1David Wright
2Jose Reyes
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
3Brandon Nimmo
4Wulimer Becerra
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Rafael Montero
9Chris Flexen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Hansel Robles
4Josh Edgin
5Sean Gilmartin
6Gabriel Ynoa
7Josh Smoker
8Erik Goeddel
9Ben Rowen
10Adam Wilk
11Jenrry Mejia