Of all the Mets streaky players, Curtis Granderson is the streakiest

Posted: September 27, 2014 in News, Opinion
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By Steven Inman index

When the Mets signed Curtis Granderson they were hoping that the 33-year old outfielder could bounce back from a rough 2013 and provide protection out of the cleanup spot for David Wright. That obviously didn’t happen as Granderson played poorly for most of the season.

Terry Collins did all that he could to get the Mets big free agent acquisition going at the plate. He tried him leadoff, down in the order, pretty much everywhere. Granderson had initial success out of the leadoff spot but it turned out to just be one of his hot streaks. Granderson has given the Mets virtually nothing all season except for three or four hot streaks where he has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball. Like right now.

The Grandy Man is batting .366 (26-71 AB) with four homers and 17 RBI over his last 20 games. He had seven RBI over his previous 46 games. Granderson was going so bad for so long that the Jason Bay comparisons were started to pop up. During his recent hot streak Granderson has raised his season average from .210 all the way up to .230.

Granderson’s 17 RBI over his last 20 games is good for 4th most in the NL in that span.

Granderson has now hit at least 20 homers in seven of his last eight seasons.

When you look at Granderson’s season a month or two from now you will think it wasn’t all that bad but for the Mets to improve their offense this winter it will start with getting more consistent production out of the Grandy Man.

  1. Mike Young says:

    Steve – Like it or not, all Mets fans want from Curtis Granderson is for him is to start the 2015 as a hot hitter, stay hot all season long and to finish hot. The same goes for David Wright, Lucas Duda, Travis d’Arnaud and Daniel Murphy if the Mets should keep him. With the Mets existing starters, BP and bench that could be enough to win the NL east provided they win the season series with the Braves, Marlins and Phils and play at least 500 vs. the Nats. Thanks for the articles and please keep them coming. Mike

    • Steven Inman says:

      Mike no doubt the Nationals will be the heavy favorite next season in what has quickly become a very weak division but if the Mets execute on their acquisitions this winter their is no reason to think they cannot compete for a playoff spot.

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