MLB Free Agency: New York Mets serious contenders for Curtis Granderson

Sep 14, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson (14) talks with left fielder Vernon Wells (22) after scoring a run during the fourth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Now that the New York Yankees and Jacoby Ellsbury were able to agree on a seven year contract, it looks like Granderson is officially out of the Bronx.

As one New York team appears to be moving on, the other looks like a serious contender to land the speedy lefty.

According to ESPN New York, talks between the New York Mets and free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson have ‘intensified’ on Tuesday.

Granderson, who turns 33 in March, was limited to just 61 games last season after having a couple stints on the disabled list. He was hit by a pitch that fractured his right forearm then later on had the knuckle of his left pinky finger broken after being hit by a Cesar Ramos’ pitch.

He only hit seven home runs with 15 RBI’s with a batting line of .229/.317/.407 through those 61 games.

The Mets have already added an upgrade to their outfield corps. with the addition of Chris Young. When Granderson is 100 percent and playing to his full potential, the man averages 21 home runs and 60 RBI’s.

Hopefully a deal can get done soon and Granderson can make the Yankees regret releasing him.

Topics: Curtis Granderson, New York Mets

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