The Mets traded OF Curtis Granderson to the Dodgers in exchange for RH reliever Jacob Rhame over the weekend.
The 36-year-old Granderson was in the final year of a four-year, $60 million deal.
In 573 games during his time with the Mets, he hit .239 with a .341 OBP, 95 home runs, 106 doubles, 12 triples and 27 stolen bases.
He produced 10.8 WAR, according to FanGraphs.com, while playing the fifth most games (573) among active outfielders in the National League...
By joining the Dodgers, Granderson is vaulted on to a first-place team with the best record in baseball, 87-35, on pace to have home-field advantage throughout the National League playoffs.
In the video above, JR explains why he's rooting for Granderson. MetsBlog's Matthew Cerrone will also be rooting for Curtis to succeed with Los Angeles...
Well, I guess I'll be rooting for the Dodgers to win the World Series. I say this because Granderson is that incredible of a human being. I had been hearing all week that he could be traded before Saturday's game, and -- every time a potential deal crossed my mind -- I never found myself reflecting on his play on field.
Instead, I thought of the impact he had on the overall organization, his charity work, and his genuine kindness and willingness to help anyone in need. The work he's done and the movement he has started with his Grand Kids Foundation and Grand Giving initiatives are an inspiration.
The man is smart, compassionate, a clear thinker, motivated and resourceful, and he'll no doubt be successful and influential in whatever he does with his life after baseball. But, before he retires, I'd love to see him feel the fun of winning a championship. He got close with the Mets, but it wasn't meant to be. So, if it has to be with the Dodgers (and, ugh, Chase Utley), so be it. I wish Curtis the best, I'm thankful for his time in Queens, and I hope our paths cross again some day.