After cutting ties with the New York Yankees, it is highly unlikely that center fielder Curtis Granderson will be returning to the Bronx Bombers. However, it isn’t out of the question that Granderson could be staying in New York just across town.
According to the New York Daily News, the New York Mets have expressed “preliminary interest” in Granderson’s services.
The free agent outfielder is set to cut all ties with his most recent team by Monday, the deadline to accept or decline qualifying offers. Granderson is likely, though not yet certain, to forego the chance to return to the Yanks on a one-year, $14.1 million deal. Multiple major league executives predict that Granderson will receive a multi-year contract on the open market.
Two people familiar with the Mets’ thinking said that the team has expressed preliminary interest in Granderson, but that their level of seriousness will depend on how the market develops.
Of course, at this point in the offseason, teams show interest in nearly every available player. What will really be important of the level of interest the team shows.
As the offseason continues and we get a clearer idea of who will be available on the open market, that is when we will know just how much interest and how likely it will be for Granderson to join the Mets roster for next season.