For each of the last three seasons, the New York Mets have ranked toward the bottom in most offensive categories. In fact, the Mets as a team have placed 22nd or worse in three straight seasons at the home run category. Thankfully, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson knows that his team has been incompetent at hitting the ball over the fence since moving to Citi Field and decided to do something about it on Friday.
Curtis Granderson agreed to a four-year deal worth $60 million with the Mets and alas; David Wright has someone behind him in the lineup that can carry their own weight. Granderson hasn’t been healthy since 2012, yet the hope is that the 32-year-old outfielder can get back to slamming 40 home runs a season like he did in 2011 and 2012. Whether or not Granderson can prove 2013 to be a fluke remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure — Wright is smiling uncontrollably.
The last time Wright had a formidable bat behind him the year was 2008 and Carlos Delgado was protecting a then 25-year-old Wright by smashing 36 home runs of his own. That same season, Wright poured in his best season to date posting career-highs in both home runs (33) and RBI (124.) Needless to say, Wright has shown that he can do damage when given some help, and Granderson looks to provide just that.