The New York Mets have finally made some sort of splash in this year’s free agency. The Mets officially inked Curtis Granderson to a four-year deal worth $60 million. This is a big move for the Mets as they have been pretty cheap so far this offseason.
Granderson comes off of a rough season with the crosstown New York Yankees. He was injured and only played in 61 games. During those 61 games, he batted .229 with seven home runs and 15 RBIs. During his tenure with the Yankees, Granderson put up a career-high 43 home runs in 2012.
Granted, the right field fence in Yankee Stadium is not even close to the right field wall at Citi Field, and Granderson should see an increase in his triples with the deep right field at Citi Field.
This move is big for Mets fans also. Fans have been waiting for years for the Mets to finally make a big splash in free agency. Granderson is no Robinson Cano, but it is a big deal for the Mets to go out and get a relatively notable free agent. The Mets’ biggest weakness has been their outfield, shortstop and first basemen. Now that they have addressed one of those needs, it is time for the Mets to spend some more and address those other needs.
It is a big day for the Mets, but it will be overshadowed by what has happened with Cano. However, this move is great for the Mets and shows their fans that they are willing to spend to create a contender.