Mets signed OF Curtis Granderson to a four-year, $60 million contract.
The deal was agreed to last week and has now become official with Granderson passing a physical. The outfielder surely would have gotten a bigger deal had he stayed healthy in 2013, but he still managed to snag $60 million after a lost season. Granderson will add some much-needed punch to the Mets' lineup.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that Curtis Granderson's deal with the Yankees does not include a no-trade clause.
Granderson and the Mets reportedly agreed to a four-year, $60 million deal on Friday. He'll provide much needed left-handed pop in the middle of the Mets lineup, and perhaps a move away from Yankee Stadium will lead to him utilizing the whole field more, which should provide an uptick in his batting average.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Mets have agreed to terms with Curtis Granderson on a four-year contract.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal is saying the deal is for $60 million. Granderson had been looking for a four-year, $64 million deal, with the Mets preferring three years. Obviously, middle ground was met. Granderson was limited to 61 games in 2013 due to injuries, but he's an impact bat when healthy, possessing a pair of 40-homer seasons under his belt.
Mike Puma of the New York Post was told that the Mets believe they have a "decent" chance of signing Curtis Granderson.
From all indications, Granderson is more advanced in talks with the Mets than any other team, but there's still a difference of opinion on the years involved. While the 32-year-old outfielder wants a four-year deal, reportedly for around $64 million, the Mets are holding firm at three years for now. The Red Sox and Mariners are among the other teams who have expressed interest in Granderson, but it's unclear if any of them would be willing to go to four years, either. The Mets still appear to be the favorites.
Negotiations between the Mets and Curtis Granderson have heated up, according to a source close to Newsday's Marc Carig.
A move isn't imminent, Carig wrote, but the Mets are growing increasingly optimistic they'll land the 32-year-old. The terms of any potential deal are still unknown, but a three-to-four year deal worth at least $15 million per year was what one industry executive guessed. That would likely be within the Mets' range, and Granderson could be the team's best option at landing an impact bat this offseason. The White Sox and Mariners have also been reported as teams interested in the outfielder.
Mike Puma of the New York Post hears that the Mets, White Sox, and Mariners are the three teams with the most interest in free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson.
The Red Sox haven't ruled out making a run at Granderson, but it doesn't sound like they are a serious possibility at this time. The 32-year-old outfielder is said to be looking for a four-year deal. Puma hears that the Mets would likely make a run at Nelson Cruz if he ends up signing elsewhere.
Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets are "discussing" Curtis Granderson after their meeting with the free agent outfielder on Sunday.
This would appear to indicate that Granderson's asking price could be a fit for the Mets. The 32-year-old is reportedly seeking a three-year deal and shouldn't have a problem finding it, even after a pair of freak injuries limited him to 66 games in 2013.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Mets general manager Sandy Alderson met with free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson on Sunday.
The Mets have been one of the teams connected to Granderson this winter, though Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported last month that the odds of the club signing him weren't high. Still, if Alderson is taking the time to meet with the veteran outfielder, we can't discount the possibility of them making him a notable offer. Granderson batted .229/.317/.407 with seven homers over just 66 games in an injury-plagued 2013 season.