Mets overpay a bit, but acquire Curtis Granderson

Posted: December 6, 2013 in Hot Stove, News, Opinion
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By Steven InmanimagesCAU5LIB3

The Mets have signed OF Curtis Granderson to a 4-year deal worth $60 million. The Mets were holding out at 3-years for $45 million as of this morning but something must have changed. They overpayed here a bit as it didn’t seem another team was willing to offer four years but the Mets get their guy.

The Mets will lose their second round pick as a result of signing Granderson.

Before this deal the biggest contract Sandy Alderson gave out was two winters ago when he gave Frank Francisco 2 years and $12 million. Alderson has spent a total of $27 million on free agency as Mets General Manager before more than doubling that today.

Anyway Granderson should be a good fit in Queens as the Mets now have a little protection for David Wright and it allows Lucas Duda to likely bat 6th.

Granderson has worn numbers #14 and #28 in the past. 14 is retired by the Mets and 28 belongs to Daniel Murphy so we will see what goes on with that as we get closer to Spring Training.

The Mets must not stop here however, they need to find themselves a shortstop that can also be a leadoff hitter. With this signing Eric Young Jr. goes back to being a fourth outfielder so the Mets don’t have themselves a leadoff hitter in their projected lineup.

The team can now go into the winter meetings next week focusing on trades. Ideally they find themselves a shortstop by trading Ike Davis but many Mets players will be mentioned in rumors over the next week. Continue checking BrokeMets to hear the latest!

  1. Mike Young says:

    Steve – At last SA pulled the trigger on one of the Mets many pressing needs. I wouldn’t be surprised to know that he did it after receiving a phone call from one of the Wilpons. One of your articles suggested that Drew might be this year’s version of Bourne. If so, then the Mets should sign him as well. Tejada in my opinion is not going to suddenly get better. Then there is the additional starter. Unless the Mets sign Aaroyo I really don’t know what they are going to do about that. If they make those two additional moves I am willing to give Ike one more shot. I think with the ankle injury and valley fever behind him and a reversion to the same approach he had when he hit 30 plus could be the ticket for him. Otherwise, they need to keep Duda just in case. Satin should stay as well. He can hit and he needs to be groomed for more than one position. That’s all that’s on my mind for now. Thanks. Mike

    • Steven Inman says:

      Mike first off Drew shouldn’t sign for a while and the longer he stays on the market the better the chance that the Mets get involved. Next week Ike Davis is going to hear his name in a lot of trade rumors. It wouldn’t surprise me to see them finally pull the trigger on trading him sometime next week. -Steven

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