Dodgers OF and former Met Curtis Granderson was left off the Dodgers' World Series roster.
Granderson has played six postseason games with the Dodgers -- three in each series. In 15 plate appearances, he's only tallied one hit while striking out eight total times in those games.
The 36-year-old did not find good fortunes in Los Angeles during the regular season as he hit only .161 over 36 games.
Granderson, who was in his final year of his four-year, $60 million contract with the Mets, was traded to the Dodgers for minor league reliever Jacob Rhame. He hit .239 with 95 homers and 247 RBIs over his four-year stint with the Mets.
Matthew Cerrone (Twitter | Instagram | About Me): This stinks for Granderson, but it's the right move for the Dodgers. Thankfully, Granderson got to play in the Fall Classic with the Mets in 2015 and with the Tigers in 2006. So, if he retires at the end of this season, it's not like he missed his only chance to get this experience...
By the way, the line may say Dodgers vs. Astros. But, to me, this series is Granderson vs. Carlos Beltran. I was a big fan of both of these players when with the Mets. They're also terrific people, they've been great for the sport, New York baseball, our community and I'm thrilled to know one of them is about to finally get a World Series ring.
It's quite possible this is their last shot to do it, too. Granderson is 36 years old. He can certainly get himself another contract from someone next season. But, he's also hinted at retirement, transitioning to a front office job or working in media. Beltran, who is 40 years old, was considered washed up years ago, but found a second life in the American League as a Designated Hitter. Unfortunately, he struggled this past season in Houston and he may be out of runway with his contract expiring at the end of this season.
I have no idea who among these men I want to see win. It's a tough call. I think because he's on the roster and slightly older, I'll pull for Beltran - especially since the Dodgers winning also means Chase Utley wins, too.