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Kevin Long Dishes On Lagares, Granderson, Murphy

New Mets hitting coach Kevin Long spoke with reporters for about 20 minutes on Saturday morning in Port St. Lucie. You can read his full comments on ESPN New York, but I  wanted to cherry pick and share his views on the following three Mets players which I thought were quite compelling. He compared Juan Lagares favorably to Robinson Cano saying both had very similar plate approaches...
Via Mets Merized Online
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Long, Curtis Granderson going ‘back to the blueprint’

New York Mets hitting coach Kevin Long this morning told the media that he and Curtis Granderson will go, “back to the blueprint,” that made the outfielder a dynamic power threat with the New York Yankees. Curtis Granderson spent four years with the Yankees, hitting .245/.335/.495, averaging 29 home runs per season. However, after hitting 41 home runs and slugging .552 in 2011...
Via Around Citi
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Granderson Sets A Positive Tone, Believes Mets Can Take Back New York

I read yesterday that the Mets full squad was already in camp on Monday, two days before the mandatory reporting date. I don’t know what that means in the grand scheme of things, but I think it says a lot about the makeup of the team and their commitment. I really like the mix of players that Sandy has put together. It’s a young team with some key veterans that have a lot to...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Grandy Man Can: Curtis Granderson is the Key to Mets’ Success

As Spring Training begins and Mets players arrive in Port St. Lucie, all eyes are on starting pitcher Matt Harvey. While Harvey’s combination of talent and charisma is undeniably intriguing, he is not the only key to the team’s success. If New York hopes to challenge the Nationals and bid for a playoff spot, outfielder Curtis Granderson will need to live up to the expectations...
Via Standing O Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Granderson Was Getting A Raw Deal

Many people seem to have low expectations and even less optimism when discussing Curtis Granderson.  It seems like his bad season was what should be expected as everyone points to his age and playing in more of a pitcher’s park than Yankee Stadium was.  However, while he only had a pathetic 1.0 WAR last year, that was worse than even Ruben Tejada, let’s breakdown the factors...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Granderson Understands That He Needs To Deliver

When the Mets signed  Curtis Granderson to a four-year, $60 million dollar contract last off-season, he was expected to be the dangerous lefthanded cleanup hitter that the team desperately needed. However, he underperformed in his first year with the Mets, hitting just .227 with 20 home runs and a .714 OPS. He eventually lost the cleanup hitter spot and then shuffled around the...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Curtis Granderson poised to bounce back in 2015?

When the New York Mets inked outfielder Curtis Granderson to a four-year, $60 million contract in late-2013, the team did so with the hopes of adding a dynamic bat to help bolster an anemic offense. Now one year into the four-year agreement, Granderson and the Mets will be looking to improve on a disappointing, but not terrible, first year. Though many would be quick to say Granderson’s...
Via Around Citi
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Curtis Granderson’s success versus lefty pitchers

It’s unusual to see a player make a transformation similar to the one that lefty-swinging Curtis Granderson has undergone in his performance versus lefty pitchers. Early in his career, Granderson experienced limited success versus southpaws. But in the second half of his career he’s handled them quite well. Last year he had a .742 OPS versus LHP compared to a .703 mark versus...
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Michael Cuddyer on the radar

News has come out today that the New York Mets may already be on their way to filling one of the holes in their lineup: corner outfielder. It’s been reported by sources close to the team including both WFAN radio and SNY that the Mets will pursue Michael Cuddyer. Admittedly, there’s another Rockies outfielder that many hoped the Mets would show interest in, but Cuddyer could...
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
April 23, 2014  |  2 Comments

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