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3 Curtis Granderson RF
Height/Weight: 6-1/199 | Birthdate: 3/16/1981 | Birthplace: Blue Island, IL | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: New York | College: Illinois-Chicago | MLB Experience: 12 | Salary: $15,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 78/45 | Average Draft Position: 168.62
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Mets OF Curtis Granderson leading majors in walks


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson heads into Tuesday's game vs. Atlanta mired in a 1-for-14 slump, dropping his season average to .146 (6 for 41) in 13 games. Granderson still has no extra-base hits or RBI.

Granderson, however, leads the majors in walks with 12. He has a .340 on-base percentage.


Mets' Juan Lagares leading off Sunday vs. Braves


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares has been moved to the leadoff spot for Sunday's game against the Braves.

Lagares will get the leadoff role with Curtis Granderson being replaced by John Mayberry in Sunday's lineup. The Mets are also giving second baseman Daniel Murphy and catcher Travis d'Arnaud a break from starting Sunday, with Ruben Tejada and Anthony Recker set to start against the Braves.

Manager Terry Collins indicated that while Murphy is fatigued, "his legs are fine," ESPNNewYork.com reports. Tejada was initially set to start ahead of Wilmer Flores Sunday but instead will spell Murphy at second base.

The Mets are underdogs (+104) against the Braves Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Mets' Curtis Granderson (knee) returns to starting lineup Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2015) Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson is dealing with minor swelling outside his right knee, but will play in Friday's exhibition game. He is in the lineup and batting second against the Rangers in San Antonio, according to ESPN.

Granderson left Thursday's spring game against the Cardinals after getting hit on the right leg by a Lance Lynn pitch in the top of the third inning. He is hitting .435 (20 for 46) with four doubles, three homers and 12 RBI in 20 spring games.


Mets' Granderson leaves spring game after getting hit by pitch


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson left Thursday's spring game against the Cardinals after getting hit on the right leg by a Lance Lynn pitch in the top of the third inning. Granderson was able to take his base following the HBP, but he was then replaced by John Mayberry Jr. in the bottom half of the inning.

Granderson said after the game there is some swelling and soreness in his right knee, but he doesn't seem too worried about the injury, according to Newsday.

"They've moved it around. They checked all around it, everything like that," he said, per ESPN. "I've been able to walk around and all that stuff, no problem. No limp that I've noticed or anybody has said anything about. It's starting to swell up a little bit, which is to be expected. But nothing too major though."

Granderson, who was 0 for 1 before exiting the game, entered play Thursday batting .444 (20 for 45) with three home runs, four doubles, 12 RBI, 10 runs, 10 walks and five strikeouts in 19 spring games.

Granderson missed about the first six weeks of the 2013 season with the Yankees with a fractured right forearm, which he suffered after getting hit by a pitch in his spring debut that year. Shortly after his return in 2013, he missed a few more months after he was hit by another pitch, which resulted in a broken knuckle on his left pinkie finger that required surgery.


Mets announce OF alignment for 2015 season; undecided at leadoff


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Mets manager Terry Collins announced his outfield alignment for the season on Wednesday, according to ESPN. New York will have Michael Cuddyer as the everyday left fielder, followed by Curtis Granderson in right field and Juan Lagares in center.

Although he has his outfield alignment established, Collins still remains undecided about his leadoff hitter. He is weighing between Lagares and Granderson for the leadoff spot, per the New York Post.


Mets' Curtis Granderson having productive spring at the plate


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson hit an opposite-field home run during Thursday's 3-1 spring win against the Astros. It was his second home run this spring.

Granderson is batting .381 (8 for 21) with one double, six RBI, six walks, five runs and four strikeouts in 10 spring games. He is slugging .714.


Mets' Curtis Granderson re-working his swing


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson is re-working his swing with hitting coach Kevin Long, according to the New York Post

Granderson and Long have a history. The two worked together with the Yankees. Long rebuilt Granderson's swing, turning him into a massive home run hitter from 2011 to 2012. Now, they are looking to repeat the process.

"This is actually very similar to the first time we started making adjustments," Granderson said. "The idea is we want to get to the strongest position as consistently as possible with as little movement as possible."

Long went into detail, saying he's trying to get Granderson to "preset" his hands. "Get him in the perfect hitting position so the hands are ready to fire and he can go as efficiently as possible from point A to point B," Long said.

Granderson said everything is "still a work in progress," but he feels like Long's drills are getting through to him.

The 33-year-old Granderson hit .227/.326/.388 over 564 at-bats last season. 


Mets' Michael Cuddyer, Curtis Granderson to split time in right field


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) In order to see which player is the better fit, Mets manager Terry Collins said outfielders Michael Cuddyer and Curtis Granderson will split time in right field during spring training, reports the New York Daily News.


Mets to sit Wright, Cuddyer, Murphy, Granderson for first two games


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) The Mets are planning to sit David Wright, Michael Cuddyer, Daniel Murphy and Curtis Granderson during the first two games of spring training, reports ESPNNewYork.com. Their first game of the spring will be Friday.

Mets' Granderson downplays impact of dimensions at Citi Field


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson downplayed the impact the new dimensions at Citi Field will have on his performance in 2015, per ESPN.

"It was a transition because it was a new stadium," Granderson said of his struggles in his first year with the Mets in 2014. "But it wasn't anything different. People come up and said, 'Oh, it must be hard hitting there.' No, you play in all the other ballparks all the time. Your home games, you've only got half of them there. And then you're going to play somewhere else. You don't adjust your game accordingly. If you hit it, it will go. If you don't, it won't. It's the same in any ballpark."

Although, the addition of hitting coach Kevin Long could have a bigger impact on Granderson.

"The biggest thing is he brings a sense of confidence," Granderson said. "One of the things I enjoyed about being with him for four years with the Yankees was he was always your biggest fan. No matter what he ended up talking about in terms of mechanics or approach or different things, once you came off the field, he was the first one saying, 'Hey, you're real close. You're almost there.' As you know in this game, confidence is a big thing." 


Collins: Curtis Granderson may lead off for Mets


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) 33-year-old OF Curtis Granderson may get a chance to lead off for the Mets this season. 

Mets manager Terry Collins told Jared Diamond from the Wall Street Journal that Granderson's "name has been mentioned" as a candidate for the top of the order. 

Granderson led off for the Mets in 52 games last season. He hit .227 with 20 home runs and 66 RBI last season. 


Mets' Curtis Granderson hoping to bounce back this year


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2015) Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson is hoping to bounce back this season, according to the New York Daily News.

In his first season with New York, Granderson hit .227/.326/.388, with 20 home runs, in 564 at-bats. Granderson acknowledged that he's one of the more expensive players on the club, and that means he needs to produce better numbers moving forward. "You can’t hide behind that," he said. "It’s up to me to deliver. I understand that. It doesn’t change the pressure I put on myself." 

"I didn’t get the start I would’ve loved to have," Granderson added. "Historically, I haven’t necessarily been a good starter." In order to change that, Granderson worked with hitting coach Kevin Long early in the offseason. Long was credited with turning Granderson into a big-time performer when both men were with the Yankees. "I wanted to see [Long] before we got things going [at spring camp]," Granderson said. "The opportunity presented itself to get some work in and set forth how we want to be." 

Granderson is entering the second season of a four-year, $60 million contract with the Mets. 


Curtis Granderson to work with new Mets hitting coach in offseason


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) New Mets hitting coach Kevin Long said Wednesday he expects to spend some time in the offseason working with outfielder Curtis Granderson, who struggled offensively in 2014.

"The main thing I've seen is his hands are kind of moving more than they did when he was with the Yankees," Long said about Granderson, per ESPN. "So we're going to try to just quiet that down a little bit. They're not really getting into a strong position consistently. So we'll work at that. There's a few little, minor other issues that we'll hit. Curtis, he had some streaks this year where he was really swinging the bat well. We'll just try to maintain a little bit more consistency. 

"You know, I think it's tough, too, the first time you come into an organization and you signed a big contract. I think it's a little more difficult than it might seem. In Curtis' case, that probably played into it. I know Brian McCann, as this season progressed over with the Yankees, he got better and better and more comfortable."


Mets hoping Kevin Long can get Curtis Granderson back on track


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) It's safe to say outfielder Curtis Granderson didn't exactly meet expecations in his first year with the Mets after signing a four-year, $60 million free-agent contract prior to the 2014 season. The veteran outfielder hit just .227 with a .388 slugging percentage and .714 OPS in 155 games. 

However, Mets manager Terry Collins is optimistic the addition of hitting coach Kevin Long will be beneficial for the veteran outfielder. The duo worked together when they were with the Yankees, Granderson hit 84 home runs over 2011 and 2012 with Long helping with his approach.

"I'm hoping," Mets manager Terry Collins told NJ.com. "I'm certainly hoping. One thing (Long) said is that Yankee Stadium helped Curtis a lot but there are some things that they did that kept him a little bit more consistent. I'm hoping he can carry it over here."


Curtis Granderson joins 20 home run club


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson joined the 20 home run club Friday night at home against the Astros. It is his first season with 20-plus home runs since 2012.

Granderson took Brad Peacock deep for a solo home run in the fourth inning. He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in a 3-1 defeat. He owns a .230/.329/.393 slash line with 66 RBI and eight stolen bases over 557 at-bats.


Curtis Granderson at a loss to explain struggles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson has expressed frustration over the stuggles he has been forced to endure most of the season.

Granderson is batting just .210 with a .667 OPS - both numbers put him on pace for career-lows. The power bat the Mets were expecting when they signed him has hit just 16 home runs. He has fanned 126 times in 486 at-bats.

There have been more valleys that peaks. Granderson batted .136 in April and is at .155 since the All-Star break. But he hit .274 with 13 taters from May 1 to mid-July. He is at a loss to explain what has happened since.

"Honesty, not too sure," he told the Newark Star-Ledger. "It's not the first time in my career where it's been like that. There's been times where I've gone through some long stretches where things don't necessarily go the way I want them to. But the big question even then and now is still why? I'm not 100 percent sure."

Mets batting coach Lamar Johnson seems to have an idea.

"Sometimes you just overswing," he said. "Sometimes he tries to get two hits with one swing."


Scuffling Curtis Granderson sitting Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Struggling Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson has been benched for the Wednesday night game in Miami.

Granderson, who is prone to long droughts, is certainly in the midst of one. He is 2 for 36 without an RBI since Aug. 22. His average of .210 is at its lowest point since June 2.


Mets give Curtis Granderson day off Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson sat for the first time in 24 games Sunday against the Phillies. Manager Terry Collins said it was a chance for Granderson to "clear his mind a little bit," according to MLB.com.

Granderson is batting .113 in his last 18 games and has homered just twice in his last 44 games. He also has just seven RBI in his last 44 games.


Curtis Granderson opens Friday night game with tater


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) A game with a bad finish for the Mets had a fine start thanks to right fielder Curtis Granderson.

Granderson slugged 16th homer to lead off the game before going hitless the rest of the way in a lopsided loss. He has three hits in the last two games to emerge from a 3-for-35 slide.


Hitters to sit in Week 20


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/10/2014) Thinking about starting Dioner Navarro, Michael Morse, Dustin Ackley, Pedro Alvarez, Erick Aybar or Curtis Granderson in Fantasy Week 20 (Aug. 11-17)? You might want to look into other options.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Curtis Granderson slugs homer, ends hitless streak


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson went 2 for 5 with a solo home run in his team's 5-2 loss to the Brewers Saturday.

Granderson entered the game 0 for 16 in his last four outings before coming up big Saturday, scoring the team's only two runs and hitting his first home run since July 8. He owns a .232/.337/.412 line with 15 home runs, 44 RBI and eight stolen bases in 354 at-bats.


Curtis Granderson back in Mets' starting lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson returned to the starting lineup Thursday against the Brewers after sitting out two games due to an illness. Granderson is batting .250 (16 for 64) with three doubles, three home runs and seven RBI in 16 July games.

Curtis Granderson out again Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson is absent from the lineup for the second straight game Wednesday in Seattle. He missed the Tuesday night game with an illness.

Granderson has been in a mini-slide with no hits in his last nine at-bats. He owns a mediocre stat line of .235/.343/.411 on the year.


Curtis Granderson sitting out due to illness


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson was not in the team's starting lineup Tuesday due to an illness, according to ESPN.

Granderson is dealing with a stomach bug, and will not play Tuesday. He will likely be considered day-to-day for now. 


Report: Mets in market to acquire shortstop, left fielder


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) While the Mets might be shopping veteran starting pitcher Bartolo Colon by the July 31 trade deadline, they also appear buyers.

The Mets would like to acquire an upgrade at shortstop over Ruben Tejada and a power-hitting left fielder to join Juan Lagares and Curtis Granderson as regulars in the outfield, industry sources told ESPN.

It is also believed Mets general manager Sandy Alderson could be looking to deal outfielders Chris Young and Eric Young.