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Mets trade Curtis Granderson to Dodgers

The Mets have dealt another veteran as the season winds down.

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In their continuing effort to shed veteran players down the stretch in a lost season, the Mets have traded Curtis Granderson and cash to the Dodgers for either a player to be named later or cash. Although he struggled mightily in April this year, Granderson turned things around in May and has been outstanding since the middle of that month.

In total, Granderson has hit .228/.334/.481 with 19 home runs and a 113 wRC+ in 395 plate appearances this year. His best year as a Met came in 2015, as he hit .259/.364/.457 with 26 home runs, a 131 wRC+, and excellent defense, all of which combined to earn him 5.1 fWAR. From start to finish that year, he was the Mets’ best player, and he raked in the World Series with three home runs and a .250/.360/.700 line.

Signed to a four-year, $60 million contract before the 2014 season, Granderson more than lived up to his contract in his time with the Mets. And by all accounts, he was one of the best people to ever wear a Mets uniform.