The New York Mets are trying to decide if they want to make a postseason push this year or just start rebuilding for the future, and it’s sounding like the latter might eventually.
According to ESPN.com, the Mets have placed Granderson on revocable waivers to see if they can’t get any bites on him before the August deadline passes.
ESPN’s Jayson Stark reports that while Curtis Granderson is currently on waivers, the Mets have not yet put Colon through the process.
If a player is claimed, the Mets can dump the contract on that team, work out a trade, or pull the player back. Pulling the player back makes him ineligible to be dealt this month. If a player clears waivers, he can be dealt without restriction in August.
It’s unclear if the Mets would even trade Granderson if he was claimed but it’s looking like they might consider it if that happens. The bottom line is that the Mets need to figure something out for their future and that might mean trading Granderson away either this August or in the Winter Meetings later this year.
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