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Mets Introduce Curtis Granderson At Winter Meetings

Curtis Granderson Introduced As Newest Member of the New York Mets

The New York Mets introduced former Yankees & Tigers outfielder Curtis Granderson [1] today at the Winter Meetings in Orland0.

Granderson_Mets [2]After spending the first 6 years of his career with the Detroit Tigers he was part of a blockbuster trade between the New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, and Arizona Diamondbacks in the winter of 2009.

The Yankees sent Austin Jackson [3] and Phil Coke [4] to the Tigers and Ian Kennedy [5] to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Tigers sent Edwin Jackson [6] to the Diamondbacks and in exchange received Max Scherzer [7] and Daniel Schlereth [8]. When the dust settled the Yankees had Curtis Granderson.

He was extremely productive for the Yankees over his first 3 season hitting .247/.337/.506 and belted 108 home runs and driving in 292. The 2013 season was a season that Granderson would like to forget as he only appeared in 61 games after fracturing his forearm after getting hit by a pitch in spring training and breaking his hand after getting hit by a pitch after he returned to the lineup. Overall he hit .229/.317/.407 with 7 home runs but the New York Mets looked beyond the 2013 numbers and signed him to a 4-year/$60M contract.