Curtis Granderson OF NYM 9 Days

Granderson went 3-for-3 Friday and is now hitting a cool .458 this spring.

Coming into spring training, the hope was that new Mets hitting coach Kevin Long could work his magic on Granderson, as he did in 2011-12 with the Yankees. So far, so good, as Granderson has two home runs, eight runs batted in and a 6:4 BB:K ratio.

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Granderson and Juan Lagares will battle it out in spring training to determine who leads off for the Mets, the ESPN New York reports.Neither is an ideal candidate. Granderson had a .326 on-base average overall, including .289 in 235 plate appearances while leading off. Lagares had a .321 on-base average for the year, though he showed he could handle the role late in the season. However, Granderson has hitting coach Kevin Long touting him for the role and he did spend time successfully as the Tigers' leadoff hitter from 2006-09. On the flip side, Lagares stole nine bases his final 18 games while leading off, which might give him the edge.

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Granderson, even with his 0-for-3 Saturday, is hitting .351 (26-for-74) with four home runs and 17 runs batted in over his past 21 games, the NY Post reports.

Granderson is finishing what has been a disappointing season on a strong note. He will enter 2015 as a question mark due to his overall struggles but still should bat in a prime spot in the batting order.

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Granderson hit his first home run in nearly two weeks Saturday against the Brave.

Granderson now has 19 home runs and 62 runs batted in along with a .223 batting average. Those numbers are not what the Mets expected when they gave him a four-year, $60 million deal this offseason. Granderson has shown signs of life in September, going 18-for-62 with three home runs and 13 runs batted in. If he can stay hot the next week, it will send him into the offseason on a high note, despite the overall poor numbers.

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Granderson, out of the starting lineup in two of the Mets' previous four games, is in the lineup, batting sixth, Friday against the Reds.

Granderson is batting sixth for the first time since June 1, as his struggles, including a .210/.313/.354 line, have basically forced manager Terry Collins to move him down in the order. Granderson went through a radical redesign of his swing after the 2010 season and responded with big years in 2011-12 before an injury-plagued 2013. He may need to go through a similar off-season adjustment for the Mets to obtain a decent return on the four-year, $60-million contract they gave Granderson this past off-season.

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Granderson is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

With Granderson stuck in a 1-for-26 skid that has dropped his batting average 10 points over that time, he'll get a day off to refine his approach. Kirk Nieuwenhuis will occupy Granderson's usual spot in right field Wednesday.

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Granderson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

Granderson has struggled at the plate recently, going just 2-for-27 over the past seven games. He will yield Sunday's start to Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who will man right field and bat sixth for the Mets.

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Granderson's August and post All-Star Game swoon continued Wednesday, as he went 0-for-3 in the Mets' 3-2 loss to the Braves.

Granderson is 15-for-97 with 17 strikeouts and 11 walks in August. Since the All-Star Game, he is 24-for-140 with a 32:15 K:BB ratio, For a while, Granderson was thriving in his move to the lead off spot, but he now is hitting just .210 with a .289 on-base average, providing the Mets little for the four-year, $60 million investment they made in his this off-season.

Curtis Granderson OF NYM 7 Months

Granderson went 1-for-4 with one run scored and one RBI as he hit his 16th homer of the season on Friday facing the Dodgers.

The first inning home run (415 feet) by Granderson was the only offense the Mets could muster until the ninth inning. Granderson struggles to get on base at times and isn't the most ideal lead-off hitter, but he does bring power and run driving ability to his game.

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Granderson went 0-for-4 Saturday and is now 9-for-63 with just two runs batted in during his last 16 games.

Granderson has been streaky this year and as seen in the news part of this update, he is one of those down streaks right now. Manager Terry Collins likely will run Granderson out there daily in right field in the hopes that a solid game or two will turn around the hitter's fortunes at the plate.