The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired OF Curtis Granderson from the New York Mets in exchange for a player to be named later (PTBNL) or cash.
I don\’t 100 percent understand this trade from the Dodgers point of view. But, I think he can be a solid 4th outfielder from L.A. Outfielder Chris Taylor is breaking out, with a .310/.379/.549 slash line. But 4th outfielder Enrique Hernandez is struggling, slashing .220/.316/.462. Though Granderson isn\’t hitting for average this year, his 19 homers can help the Dodgers on the bench. His career .814 OPS can help also. Plus, he\’s a rental, so they don\’t give up much.
Granderson, 36, has a .228 batting average, 19 bombs, 52 RBIs and four steals in 395 Plate Appearances for the Mets this year. In his 14 year MLB career for the Mets, New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers, Granderson has a .254 batting average, 312 homers, 853 RBIs and 149 stolen bases in 7408 Plate Appearances.
The Mets, completely out of the playoff race, are looking to sell all of their rentals. Jay Bruce, Neil Walker, Lucas Duda and Addison Reed all left town. Granderson was useless to them, and the trade means even more playing time for Juan Lagares. They don\’t get much, but it\’s something, which is better than nothing.