Free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson and the Mets have agreed on a four-year contract, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports confirmed the four-year deal and reported it’s worth $60 million.
Talks between the former Yankees outfielder and the Mets had intensified after the Yankees signed outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The Mets reportedly were offering three years but added a fourth year.
The Mets will have a outfield that includes Chris Young in left, Juan Lagares in center, and Curtis Granderson in right. Definitely a big upgrade to what they had in 2013.
The Mets will enter the winter meetings with other needs at shortstop and in the starting rotation and may pursue those needs through trade. Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, and Daniel Murphy remain all trade candidates..