The Mets' free-agent signings haven't always worked out over the years, but Curtis Granderson has, especially this year. After signing a four-year, $60 million dollar contract with the Mets before last season, the outfielder is hitting .258/.351/.445 this year with 17 home runs while leading Mets position players with a 3.2 fWAR.
Before the Mets made thier trades at the deadline, Granderson was the only hitter in their lineup who was consistently getting on base. Without his offensive capabilities, the Mets' lineup woes could have been much worse than they already were. This is refreshing for Granderson, who was coming off of back-to-back down years heading into this season. He is currently on pace for his highest on-base percentage since 2011, most home runs since 2012. Although his current numbers are nowhere near what he put up with the Yankees in 2011 and 2012, nobody was expecting him to hit home runs at the same rate at Citi Field.
Sandy Alderson's decision to bring Granderson to the Mets looks like it will go down as one of his better signings as general manager.