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Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares had identical 2014 xBABIP marks

Throughout history there have been players who put up fluke seasons in the majors. Undoubtedly, you’ve got a mental image in your head right now of some such season. Perhaps it’s 2000 Darin Erstad, who put up an 8.7 fWAR (next best season, 3.3 fWAR) or 1970 Billy Grabarkewitz and his 6.1 fWAR (next best season, 0.8 fWAR). The challenge has always been to find out which season...
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Is Curtis Granderson poised to bounce back in 2015?

When the New York Mets inked outfielder Curtis Granderson to a four-year, $60 million contract in late-2013, the team did so with the hopes of adding a dynamic bat to help bolster an anemic offense. Now one year into the four-year agreement, Granderson and the Mets will be looking to improve on a disappointing, but not terrible, first year. Though many would be quick to say Granderson’s...
Via Around Citi
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Curtis Granderson’s success versus lefty pitchers

It’s unusual to see a player make a transformation similar to the one that lefty-swinging Curtis Granderson has undergone in his performance versus lefty pitchers. Early in his career, Granderson experienced limited success versus southpaws. But in the second half of his career he’s handled them quite well. Last year he had a .742 OPS versus LHP compared to a .703 mark versus...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Michael Cuddyer on the radar

News has come out today that the New York Mets may already be on their way to filling one of the holes in their lineup: corner outfielder. It’s been reported by sources close to the team including both WFAN radio and SNY that the Mets will pursue Michael Cuddyer. Admittedly, there’s another Rockies outfielder that many hoped the Mets would show interest in, but Cuddyer could...
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Curtis Granderson in decline?

The Mets made a four year, $60 million commitment to Curtis Granderson last winter. It was a signing that was agreed by most to be the right thing to do as the Mets were in desperate need for outfield help. With nine games left in the season, Granderson has posted the worst OPS of his major league career (outside of a nine game stretch in his first exposure to major league baseball...
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Curtis Granderson struggles out of batter's box

Your browser does not support iframes.New York Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson stumbled out of the batter's box as he hit a single to lead off Friday night's game at San Diego. Granderson tried to get a quick jump out of the batter's box as he hit the base hit up the middle, but couldn't get his feet underneath him. Granderson fell to the ground but kept himself from doing...
Via Holdout Sports
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Granderson Stays Hot At Plate, Questions Why Fans Boo Home Team

Curtis Granderson picked up two more hits in last night’s 5-3 win over the Dodgers and is now batting .310 this month with a .372 on-base and an impressive .592 slugging. He’s walloped five homers in May to go with his 14 RBI and picked up his first triple of the season on Thursday night.   Granderson spoke to Jim Baumbach of Newsday after the game, and shared his frustration...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The interesting case of Curtis Granderson

“Real New Yorkers are Mets fans,” are the most remembered words by Mets new outfielder Curtis Granderson during his press conference this past offseason.  Granderson entered 2014 with high expectations, and has seemed to fail each and every one of them.  Granderson has a batting average well below .200 after playing in 19 of the Mets first 20 games.  Of course, there is still...
April 23, 2014  |  2 Comments

Granderson is Veering Toward the Precipice

Precipice: prec·i·pice noun : A point where danger, trouble, or difficulty begins We’re closing in on the end of the first month of the season and right fielder Curtis Granderson is batting .121 with just eight hits and a .451 OPS in 76 plate appearances. It’s that time of the year when statisticians drum up things like “Granderson will need to bat .375 the rest of this season...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: 3 up and 3 down

New York Mets: 3 up and 3 downThe New York Mets finished 74-88 in 2013, good enough for 3rd place in a top-heavy NL East. Rookies Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler burst onto the scene to provide signs of life for a franchise that has otherwise been stuck in the mud. In fact, the Mets haven’t had a winning record since 2008. Having worked previously in Oakland and San Diego, GM Sandy...
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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