The interesting case of Curtis Granderson

“Real New Yorkers are Mets fans,” are the most remembered words by Mets new outfielder Curtis Granderson during his press conference this past offseason.  Granderson entered 2014 with high expectations, and has seemed to fail each and every one of them.  Granderson has a batting average well below .200 after playing in 19 of the Mets first 20 games.  Of course, there is still...
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Granderson is Veering Toward the Precipice

Precipice: prec·i·pice noun : A point where danger, trouble, or difficulty begins We’re closing in on the end of the first month of the season and right fielder Curtis Granderson is batting .121 with just eight hits and a .451 OPS in 76 plate appearances. It’s that time of the year when statisticians drum up things like “Granderson will need to bat .375 the rest of this season...
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Curtis Granderson Finally Does Something

Curtis Granderson got $60 million dollars on a 4-year deal and there hasn’t been much return on that investment so far for the Mets. Granderson is supposed to be the Mets clean-up hitter and team with David Wright to give New York a sold one-two pitch in the middle of the line-up.  Instead, Granderson has at times this season been close to an automatic out. The former Yankee has...
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MMO Morning Grind: Too Much “Free Baseball” Could Prove Costly

Good morning, Mets Fans! Nice win yesterday, although it took a bit too long, dragging on for 14 innings before Curtis Granderson won it by doing what he does best: making an out. The absurd length of yesterday’s game is actually what brings me to the topic of this edition of the Morning Grind. The Mets went into extra innings 20 times last year. They were 8-12 in those games,...
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Curtis Granderson, the latest unlucky Mets Opening Day cleanup hitter

On Opening Day, the Mets had big free agent acquisition Curtis Granderson hit cleanup. He started his Mets career 0-for-5 with three strikeouts. And it hasn’t gotten much better since. Last night, Granderson heard Mets’ fans boo him, as he twice came up empty with multiple runners on base in the late innings. With runners on first and second in the eighth inning, he weakly...
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Granderson Out of the Cleanup Spot and Batting Second

Update: Curtis Granderson has been moved out of the cleanup spot and is batting second today.  During last night’s 7-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves, Curtis Granderson went 0-for-5, and left six runners on base. He is now hitting .140 with just four RBIs on the season. The fans at Citi Field are getting antsy. They rained boos down on Granderson during his final three plate appearances...
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Mets Outfielder Curtis Granderson Doesn’t Like Smelling Salts At All (GIF)

In the bottom of the fifth in Friday nights Mets game, a 6-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves where they were one hit by the electric combination of Aaron Harang, Luis Avilan and Jordan Walden, Curtis Granderson needed a bit of a wake up call or something to that effect. The Mets trainers decided that using smelling salts was the right way to go to help out Granderson. Based on his reaction...
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Curtis Granderson sets record with huge gift to alma mater

New York Mets Center Fielder Curtis Granderson will return to the line-up on Friday. His injury was minor; not very news worthy. Granderson’s Thursday though, was extremely news worthy. Curtis returned to his native Chicago to open and christen Curtis Granderson Stadium, at the University of Illinois-Chicago. The new home to UIC Flames baseball is the largest alumni gift in UIC...
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WATCH: Curtis Granderson gets into confrontation with fan

During last night’s Mets-Angels game at Angel Stadium, a fan grabbed the jersey of Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson during the eighth inning after a fly out by J.B. Shuck. Granderson and the fan proceeded to get into an argument complete with pointing and gesturing before the fan was presumably removed from the park. Not a good look, random Angels fan.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson Makes Catch, Then Gets Touched By An Angels Fan (GIF)

Curtis Granderson of the New York Mets has always been known as one of the nicest and most accessible players in all of Major League Baseball.  But if you overstep your boundaries, Granderson will let you know about it.  This was the case tonight when an Angels fan reached into the field of play and slapped Granderson on the back and he was about to throw a ball back into the infield...
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