30 Players in 30 Days: Curtis Granderson

The veteran outfielder is fresh of a stellar campaign and will need another landmark year to help the Mets reach the postseason yet again.

2015 Highlights: Curtis Granderson had another solid season for the Mets, putting up a line of .259/.364/.821 with 26 home runs and 70 runs driven in. Most of his damage came against right-handers, connecting on 24 home runs. Granderson capped off the season with the best postseason of his career with 3 home runs and 12 runs batted in. No slouch in the field either, he can still provide excellent defense - even at age 34 - committing just 5 errors in over 300 total chances, good for a .983 fielding percentage.

Contract Situation: Granderson signed a 4-year deal worth $60 million back in 2014. He is set to make $16 million in 2016 and $15 million in 2017. With his steady numbers in the first two years of his contract, he is turning into a player the Mets have no regrets of signing.

Tradeable or Untradeable: If the season does not go according to plan, the Mets could conceivably get rid of Granderson as he does not have a no-trade clause in his contract and it would help remove lots of payroll. The Mets would really need to get a great offer to consider Granderson trade bait. However, it is unlikely another team would be willing to pick up his hefty contract and the Mets seem content with their current outfield situation.

2016 Outlook: Granderson's durability throughout his career is a good sign to expect the same sort of offensive numbers next season. With the exception of 2013, Granderson has played 135+ games in every season since 2006, so he knows how to avoid the injury bug and produce at a consistent level. With the re-signing of Cespedes, he doesn't have to carry the team with his power as much, but will still be relied on to get the team where they need to be. Alejandro De Aza and maybe even Juan Lagares will give him some rest and take away some of his at-bats against lefties, but his role will not change. Don't be surprised if he hits 20-25 homers and knocks in another 70.


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