Curtis Granderson Introduced As Newest Member of the New York Mets

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

Granderson_MetsAfter 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 and Phil Coke to the Tigers and Ian Kennedy to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Tigers sent Edwin Jackson to the Diamondbacks and in exchange received Max Scherzer and Daniel Schlereth. 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.