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Mets GM Sandy Alderson met with Curtis Granderson on Sunday

Dec 2, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT

Curtis Granderson AP AP

While there has been some conflicting information on the Mets’ interest in a meeting with right-hander Bronson Arroyo, general manager Sandy Alderson has another free agent on his radar.

FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that Alderson had a meeting with Curtis Granderson yesterday. We heard about a month ago that the Mets had “preliminary interest” in the free agent outfielder, so this latest report would seem to indicate that they could be serious about making a run at signing him. Or at the very least, that they haven’t ruled out the possibility.

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News hears that Granderson wants a minimum of three years on his next contract. He is attached to draft pick compensation, but one possible advantage for the Mets is that they would only have to surrender their second-round pick in order to sign him.

The Mets already signed Chris Young to a one-year deal late last month, but they are said to still be on the lookout for other outfielders, preferably of the power-hitting variety. Granderson would satisfy both criteria. While the 32-year-old was limited to just 61 games this past season due to a pair of freak injuries, he amassed 84 home runs from 2011-2012. Granted, his age and strikeout rate are concerns and he would likely lose a few homers making the switch from Yankee Stadium to Citi Field, but he would give the Mets a legitimate power threat behind David Wright.

  1. chill1184 - Dec 2, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Reeks of Jason Bay 2.0, hopefully its just Rosenthal just pulling “sources” from his rear

    • lisaggamino - Dec 2, 2013 at 8:12 PM


    • lisaggamino - Dec 2, 2013 at 8:15 PM

      my friend’s step-aunt makes 82 usd an hour on the laptop. She has been out of work for six months but last month her paycheck was 20264 usd just working on the laptop for a few hours. go to

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 3, 2013 at 8:11 AM

      the Mutts are just shopping, the Wilpons just want to rip off their fan base again.
      they are not buying, just window shopping.

      Mets, Jets and Nets as BAD as it can get!

      • chill1184 - Dec 3, 2013 at 8:48 AM

        Oh look another Obama worshiping, ghetto trash Skankee hood rat took time out of shooting up his welfare ghetto to come onto HBT. Hows that knockout game going for you? Get any defenseless seniors lately? By the way how are the Giants doing? Same record as the Jets last time I checked oh and by the way Im a Steelers fan (you know a team with an actual elite QB not one who just gets lucky like the smurfs and jests). The Giants are the welfare queens of Super Bowls (much like their fan base) and the Jets are horrible

      • Kevin S. - Dec 3, 2013 at 10:49 AM

        I’m not sure what’s more adorable, your inference about FoEE’s political leanings or the claim that the rapist is an elite quarterback miles better than Eli.

  2. thebadguyswon - Dec 2, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Just window dressing to attempt to sell tickets.

    • gloccamorra - Dec 2, 2013 at 8:55 PM

      Yeah, but you have to admit, Alderson is good at it. I love that phrase “preliminary interest”. It has to be reported, keeping the Mets in the conversation, but means nothing. Follow it up with “discussions” of the preliminary sort, and it looks to (some) downtrodden Mets fans like Sandy is working to improve the team. You can’t fool New Yorkers for very long, so Sandy will have to come up with some new ruse very soon.

      • thebadguyswon - Dec 2, 2013 at 8:59 PM

        I get the sense the tide has turned on Sandy Alderson. His line of credit with Mets fans has dried up.

      • chill1184 - Dec 2, 2013 at 9:39 PM

        The ruse is Fred and Jeff Wilpon have been lying this entire time, they along with the media wants Alderson to be the scapegoat

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 3, 2013 at 12:19 PM

      chill1184, WTF is wrong with you, put down the crack pipe.
      I just hope you run into a few ghetto rats that knock you out punk, you
      are bad ass when you are behind a keyboard that’s all.

  3. cackalackyank - Dec 2, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    I think Granderson Is a great guy, just do not like that he became a strikeout machine. Maybe playing 81 games a season in the unfriendly confines of Citi Field he will get back to bringing a more balanced approach to the plate. It could be the right move for him.

  4. mtr75 - Dec 2, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Oh stop it with the BS. The Mets aren’t doing jack friggin’ squat this year. Talk, talk, talk, but when it comes to pulling out the checkbook it’s walk, walk, walk.

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