There are five teams, including the Nationals, that have recently reached out to the Mets about acquiring Curtis Granderson, radio host Mike Francesa reported Friday on WFAN.
I'd also list the Orioles, Brewers and Twins -- and maybe the Pirates and Yankees -- among the teams still keeping an eye on Curtis, who is free to be traded after clearing waivers earlier this month.
In the event he's traded during the next few days, I expect it will be similar to what Sandy Alderson got from the Indians for Jay Bruce. In other words, the acquiring team will likely pick up his remaining salary with Alderson adding another arm or two to his farm system.
Dec. 10, 2013: Jeff Wilpon and Sandy Alderson introduce Granderson (Credit: Associated Press, MLB.com)
Granderson struggled in April and July, did well in May and June, and is hitting .262 with six home runs, two doubles and 14 RBI, with a .227 BABIP in 13 games during August.
The Mets signed Granderson to a four-year deal worth $60 million prior to the 2014 season. He has roughly $3-4 million remaining on his 2017 salary.
Granderson, who has hinted at possibly retiring, has said he may consider a post-playing career in media or baseball management, including hearing out Derek Jeter, who was part of the new group that purchased the Marlins.
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