Friday, December 06, 2013
Mets Rumors: Granderson wants four years, $64 Million
So, whats the hold up for a Curtis Granderson signing, probably one year.
According to an industry sources, the free-agent outfielder has been seeking a four-year deal worth roughly $16 million per season. The price would be steep for the Mets, who nonetheless are involved in serious discussions to bring the former Yankees outfielder across town.
The team has refused to budge from a contract longer than three years, while Granderson is insisting on a fourth.
The Mets view Granderson as their best option to secure some much-needed firepower for a lineup that has languished without an established bat protecting third baseman David Wright. The club also values Granderson's proven ability to play in the spotlight of New York.
Granderson, 32, hit .229 with seven homers in 61 games for the Yankees in 2013, enduring a season that was shortened when he twice was hit by pitches. In his previous two seasons with the Yankees, he totaled 84 homers.
If the Mets ultimately meet what's believed to be Granderson's asking price, it will be the largest contract they have given an outfielder since the ill-fated signing of Jason Bay to a four-year, $66-million deal. We all know how that went!
Thus far, the Mets appear to be the most aggressive suitors for Granderson, who also has been linked to the Mariners, Cubs and White Sox.