The New York Mets need some power and free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson needs a job. Match made? It seems that way, especially if the Mets are willing to give Granderson a guaranteed fourth year, which the slugger has requested in contractual talks.
Rumors broke on Wednesday hinting the Boston Red Sox were ‘not to be counted out’ in the Granderson ‘sweepstakes’, but it’s appeared the Mets have held the lead for his services for a few days now and assuming New York offers up that fourth year, Granderson could have interest:
Have a little more insight into what’s going on in negotiation: Guaranteed 4th year for Granderson still up for discussion, per source.
Granderson, who missed the majority of the 2013 season with two freak injuries clubbed 84 home runs in 2011 and 2012 combined for the New York Yankees, though left plenty to be desired in regards to his on base percentage and batting average.
Of course, from a pure power standpoint, few in the league can provide more pop than Granderson.