Dec
06

Sherman: Mets agree to sign Curtis Granderson

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Via Joel Sherman: The Mets and Curtis Granderson have agreed to a four-year contract worth $60M. The Yankees would have received a supplemental first round draft pick, but it will be forfeited due to the Jacoby Ellsbury signing. Thanks for the dingers, Curtis.

78 Comments»

  1. TWTR says:

    That draft pick rule is dumb.

    Thanks, Curt.

  2. Mandy Stankiewicz says:

    Class act. Keep up your good work with the NY charity work. Hope you stay healthy in Queens, Grandyman.

  3. Bavarian Yankee says:

    just like that the Yanks got 2 draft picks within an hour. So right now they have a supplemental 1st round pick unless they sign another FA that got a QO. I’d rather have Beltran or Choo than the pick tbh.

  4. pat says:

    You never used to be able to lose first round supplemental picks. I didn’t realize they changed that.

    • Ed says:

      I think they changed it because Boston used to really exploit the rule under the old system. They were big on letting their free agents leave and signing other team’s guys to replace them. They’d lose a pick for signing someone, but gain two from the player who left. Since you gained the other team’s first round pick, they usually ended up way better off.

  5. Neil says:

    I thought we lost our original 1st and 2nd round picks?

    Therefore we gained two picks today in the Supplemental round with Cano and Granderson leaving.

    Am I wrong?

    • pat says:

      Nah, you lose your supps apparently. We get to keep our natural picks now.

    • Bavarian Yankee says:

      you lose your highest picks, no matter when the signings happen. You’re right, they had lost their 1st and 2nd round pick but today they gained 2 1st round supplemental round picks. So they lose their 1st round pick and one of their supplemental picks because of their signings of Ellsbury and McCann.

    • Kvothe says:

      Yes. You lose the best picks you have. So if the Yanks get 2 supplemental picks because of Cano and Granderson, they lose their first rounder and 1 supplemental because of Jacoby and Brian.

      • Dicka24 says:

        So basically in the nutshell the Yankees will lose their original 1st, the 19th pick overall, and one of their supplementals, because it is higher than their original 2nd round pick. With that, they keep 1 supplemental, and their original 2nd rounder. So in the end they still keep 2 of the 4 picks out of their:

        1) Original 1st (19th overall)
        2) Supplemental for Cano
        3) Supplemental for Grandy
        4) Original 2nd round pick

        They keep #3 & #4 from the above, and lose #1 and #2 from the above. Is this correct?

        • Bavarian Yankee says:

          that’s correct, sir.

        • Kvothe says:

          Apparently I was wrong because the Twitter is reporting that it’ll be a 2nd and not the sandwich picks. That’s… good I guess. Sucks not having Cano but would have sucked more in 4 years when he fell apart.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

            I saw that too.
            The new CBA clearly says the free agent compensation picks are subject to forfeiture.
            Either they changed the current CBA, or the info on Twitter is wrong.

  6. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Thank you, Curtis.

    That’ll be me cheering your name once a year when I get access to the luxury suite at Citifield.

  7. Dan says:

    You remember that time the Yanks were concerned Grandy would accept the QO? That was funny.

  8. Baked McBride says:

    Met fans will soon grow to hate him (as a player) and his contract

  9. Aims says:

    makes me sad to see him leave, but thank god boston didn’t sign him, that would have broken my heart

  10. mitch says:

    4 years is a lot and makes the Ellsbury deal look better. I’d rather have Ellsbury for his 30-36 seasons than Grandy for his 33-36.

  11. Paul D says:

    Good job not caving in and giving Cano that ridiculous contract (congrats to Cano too, btw). Too bad this was offset by giving Ellsbury a ridulcous contract. Blame whomever you want (Hal Cash, etc..), but there is no disputing this team has a schizophrenic strategic vision. Are they staying under 189 or not? why does this year’s vision not jive with the previous two. what direction are they going?

  12. FirstTimeLongTime says:

    Wow, its coming fast and furious now. Sneaking suspicion Cashman has some ninja like corresponding move in the works to further improve the rotation. I’m picturing a trade rather than a move in free agency…

  13. Canodontyoublow says:

    I like the yanks strategy so far. This dude asked for 300 something million to forego free agency. Never been a difference maker in the playoffs and at least Ellsbury runs to first.

  14. King of Fruitless Hypotheticals says:

    A) Thanks Curtis, best of luck!
    B) Can somebody recap the draft picks we DO have now, presuming Cano’s deal goes through?

    • Bavarian Yankee says:

      1st round supplemental pick is the best pick, so far they lost their original 1st round pick and a 1st round supplemental pick.

    • mitch says:

      they’ll lose their 1st and 1st supplemental. They’ll be left with their second supplemental and their 2nd.

  15. your mom says:

    I’ll miss the Grandyman. I’d rather have him at that contract, than Ellsbury at his.

  16. mitch says:

    Scott Feldman just signed for 3/30. I was hoping the Yanks could snag him for 1/8. Things are getting nutty

    • RetroRob says:

      Yeah, that’s been lost in all the noise today. Heck, even Kuroda signing with the Yanks has been lost. Feldman is an option off the board.

  17. vin says:

    Love Curtis. Best of luck to him.

    • Poconos Adam says:

      Agree. I like having top notch human beings on the team.

      Glad he’s staying in NY, even if it is “across town”.

  18. I'm a looser and a trader baby so why don't you kill me? says:

    I’m completely nonplussed by this, and not only because it never seemed like we’d re-sign him. Good luck Curtis. Mets fans will inevitably come to hate you, sorry to say.

    • I'm a looser and a trader baby so why don't you kill me? says:

      They’re saying 4/60. Wow. I hope Curtis had the foresight to lob a call into Jason Bay before accepting this deal.

    • RetroRob says:

      I don’t think you mean nonplussed, since that would indicate you were confused or agitated by Granderson signing with the Mets.

      Then again, maybe you are!

      • I'm a looser and a trader baby so why don't you kill me? says:

        Informally it means not disconcerted; unperturbed. I am those things. Not disconcerted. Unperturbed.

        • RetroRob says:

          I was going to joke you must be using Urban dictionary on the definition, but I see from below that even they have it right.

          In all seriousness, the term is so often misused (even our current president doesn’t know its proper usage, although he gets a free pass on his verbal errors) that an alternative attempt from Wiktionary has surfaced. Well, then it then it must be true!

          Anyway, I rarely join the ranks of the grammar police. My original statement was driven by the fact I wasn’t quite sure what you meant. I do now.

          http://www.urbandictionary.com.....nonplussed

  19. vin says:

    Yeah, there were #toomanyhomers anyway.

  20. Reggie C. says:

    So barring another signing of a the Yankees right now are set with a 2nd round pick and 2nd round supplemental pick from the Mets/Mariners.

    Should the Yankees now get in on the Matt Kemp trade front? This team needs power hitting.

  21. Darren says:

    This is a day that will live in infamy. Might as watch the Liberty next year or root for the Pirates. The Yankees are dead.

    • Jerome S. says:

      Woah, woah… woah

    • jsbrendog says:

      don’t you ever mention wnba again. ever. how dare you.

    • cashjr says:

      I think it’s more likely it will live in infamy for the Mariners. Don’t get me wrong, I love Robbie, but it’s only a matter of time before this is seen as a really bad contract. Also yanks far from dead. Clearly they are not done and they will certainly sign and trade for some pitchers. If Jeter and Tex come back at all, and their pitching improves they will at least be competitive next year. We have to remember they won in the 90′s with great pitching, alot of hitting/walks, but not a whole lot of homers. They can do it again with that formula, even if they are not clear favorites to do so. Of course the challenge will be to get the pitching; and it may not all happen this year.

      • Darren says:

        Yeah, no.

        I don’t think Seattle will ever rue the day they signed Cano.

        And by the way, for homeruns we were 4th, 8th and 6th in the AL in when we won the three titles in a row. Last year we were next to last. That’s a big difference.

  22. Long-Past-His-Day-Rod says:

    I really don’t care about this. Grandy is by all accounts a great human being and I wish him success in Queens. I personally won’t miss him.

  23. SDB says:

    Thanks Grandy.

  24. Dr. Grenaldine says:

    Goodbye Cowboy Curtis. You were the cowboy of the team.

    Yee Haw.

    Now the Yankees are…GAG!

  25. David Brown says:

    What else will Cano and Granderson have in common besides being Ex-Yankees? 1: 4th Place in their Divisions. 2: Their power numbers will take a huge hit, with no more Yankee Stadium “Short Porch.” If they can get down $189m (meaning A-Fraud suspended for the Season), coupled with McCann, Ellsbury, and Kuroda back, I will be content.

    • I'm a looser and a trader baby so why don't you kill me? says:

      Then you’re setting yourself up for disappointment.

      Without another solid SP and at least one other bat (2 would be better…) this team is currently a .500ish team.

  26. Algernon Blackwood says:

    The Yankees have now lost my four favorite players (granted two are to free agency). I think this will be the first year of my adult life I will not make a trip in to the Bronx.

    • Kosmo says:

      I´m sure cries will ring out all over YS of “where is Algernon´´?

      • Algernon Blackwood says:

        Hah. The ticket salesmen still call since I cancelled my plan a couple years ago. I realize I’m not going to make or break the Yankees, but we know they are alarmed with attendance and revs in a serious downtrend.

    • Gerald Williams says:

      I will miss you Grandy, but not your .220 ba. He was a class act, and will be missed. Cano was awesome, but couldn’t carry this team on his own. I would NEVER have wanted him to get a 10 year deal. His lack of hustle is gross. He’s incredibly talented, but not one of those clutch playoff guys. I honestly like the direction we’re moving in. McCann is AMAZING, Ellsbury will help. Hopefully Choo or Beltran is next, but then we SERIOUSLY NEED PITCHING. If Tanaka doesn’t post I don’t love any of the available options. Barring some kind of crazy trade, the Yankees off season now rests with an unknown Japanese pitcher on a team who may not post him. Irregardless, our team is way better now then it was last year.

  27. Vern Sneaker says:

    Trade with Seattle for Nick Franklin with an eye on the future, maybe even sooner? 22YO, lots of 2B upside. He’s sure not going to play in Seattle. Maybe they’ll take Nunez off our hands.

  28. Baked McBride says:

    The Cano contract all but guarantees that the Ms will be moving to OKC by 2020

  29. W.B. Mason Williams says:

    Like the guy tremendously. Always a class act. Shame he’s gone. Gonna miss his pop.

    All the same, putting him in Citi Field, even with the new dimensions?

    Gonna be interesting if he ends up a .235/.270/.480 player with 25 HRs.

  30. Mike HC says:

    I hope we sign Beltran or Choo now to move Soriano to DH (or Beltran to DH) and lengthen the lineup now that Cano is gone. I thought Granderson could have been an option, but not anymore.

    • mitch says:

      Now that they’re not committing 25mil to Cano, i’d be willing to throw a little more toward Beltran in terms of AAV, but i still definitely wouldn’t give him 3 years. Maybe he’d take 2/34 to play for the Yanks instead of the Royals.

  31. Dicka24 says:

    I love Curtis, and wish him well. I think his skills are on the decline though. He’s not a good defender in CF, and is more of a corner OF at this point. He provides power no doubt, but his only 40 homer seasons came in Yankee Stadium. 30 was his previous high (and only 30 homer season prior). He K’s a ton (169 in 2011, 195 in 2012), hits below .250, and doesn’t steal with the same zip and efficiency that he used to. Also, he can’t hit lefties. He’s .226 career vs LHP. I’d have gladly taken him back, but I think he’s got some real flaws in his game, that are likely to get more pronounced over the next few years. Great guy, and I wish him the best.

  32. Baked McBride says:

    Cano’s deal apparently comes with assurances that he will be the top importer of medicinal marijuana from the DR to the port of Seattle…Poppa Cano will be proud to see his family surname plastered all over the Pacific Northwest, flags soon proudly waving above every dispensary in the country…and Jay-Z gets 1%

  33. Wheels says:

    Gonna miss the Grandyman. Sad day.

  34. Baked McBride says:

    The real question is now, how do we pitch to Cano when we face him…carefully or around him (which the Yanks don’t do too well)

  35. dalelama says:

    Yep, the downward spiral accelerates.

  36. Delbert Grady says:

    I liked Grandy a lot, but the fact that he was HR or bust was a major issue here. That one season where he hit LHP was incredible and showed his true potential. Other than that, he was Rob Deer. Maybe Citifield will increase his 2b’s and 3b’s again but those may just be lost HR’s. The Mets were bullied into doing something by Francesa who had been ranting about them not spending money for weeks. Grandy & Chris Young really doesn’t change anything for them through. As for the Yankees, they are going through a major transition right now. The clubhouse is changing. The culture may even begin to change. I’m glad Jeter is still around. The thought of the Yankees becoming Tex’s team with him as elder statesman terrifies me.

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