Curtis Granderson signs 4 year deal for $60 million with the New York Mets

Another Yankee hits the road, as Curtis Granderson moves across town

12/6/13 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Sep 4, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA;  New York Yankees right fielder Curtis Granderson (14) doubles to deep right advancing a man during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY SportsAnother big bat is exiting the Yankees' lineup, as outfielder Curtis Granderson has signed a 4 year deal with the Mets worth $60 million.

The Mets will be getting a quality power hitter with some speed, but Granderson also strikes out a LOT. He averages 159 strikeouts per 162 games, and had 195 Ks in his last full season (2012).

This leaves another significant gap in the Yankees lineup, albeit an expected one. It has been a given that Granderson would be on his way as soon as the season ended and the Yankees didn't offer him a qualifying offer.

Granderson will be 33 years old when the season starts, and the popular critique of the deal is that the Mets may have given him one year too many. That having been said, that's how it works in free agency.

When you sign a guy in free agency, you're generally going to end up giving him a little more money or a few more years than you wanted to. That's just how the game is played.

Compared to the Robinson Cano and Jacoby Ellsbury contracts, this is a steal.
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