Signing Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year, $153 million deal does not leave much room for the New York Yankees to bring back free agent Curtis Granderson. The market will now turn its attention to Granderson and Shin-Soo Choo leading into the Winter Meetings next week, although the meetings may be a bit boring due to what has gone on this week already.
However, since the Yankees have made all of these big deals, the New York Mets have been stagnant, and it seems that the market is quickly getting away from them. The time is now for the Mets to get its funds together, crack open the piggy bank and sign Granderson now. He is the one that could help the Mets the most. New York has not done much of anything this offseason except throwing money at Chris Young.
Granderson has become a power hitter during his tenure with the Yankees. He does strikeout a lot, but he is a big name that is already associated with New York and could put people in the seats at Citi Field. Granted, he is not the only person that the Mets should sign, but it would be the end of a thus-far hopeless offseason that the Mets have already provided for its fans.
A potential lineup with Granderson and David Wright seems like a good start to the next three years or so.