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Curtis Granderson Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation Surrounding Mets OF

New York Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson is generating trade interest as the organization works to clear out an outfield logjam during the offseason.

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Mets Open To Trading Granderson For Right Price

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Marc Carig of Newsday reported Wednesday that Granderson is the asset generating the most discussion among other teams after speculation Jay Bruce would be the one moved. He noted the Mets are open to dealing either player depending on the return package.

New York reached an agreement to re-sign prized free agent Yoenis Cespedes on Tuesday. Mike Puma of the New York Post reported it's a four-year, $110 million deal that comes with a full no-trade clause and that it will be officially announced once he completes a physical.

While it's a massive step toward a successful offseason for the 2015 National League champions, it also leaves an overabundance of outfielders for three spots. Along with Cespedes, the Mets also have Granderson, Bruce, Michael Conforto and Juan Lagares.

Given the massive contract handed out Tuesday, it's no surprise the front office would want to move one of the other high-priced options to create some financial wiggle room.

Spotrac noted Granderson is set to make $15 million in 2017 and Bruce is pegged at $13 million. Both players will also be playing the final year of their current deals.

Granderson is coming off another solid season in New York. The 35-year-old slugger smacked 30 home runs in 150 games to go along with a .335 on-base percentage and 88 runs scored. He's no longer the speed threat he was in his prime, but he's become a reliable power producer.

Maria Guardado of NJ Advance Media passed along comments the veteran made earlier in November about the possibility of getting traded before next season.

"No reason to think about it," Granderson said. "I just got to go ahead and take it one day at a time. I've been in rumors before that never panned out, so unless something absolutely happens, there's no reason to think about it."

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported the Toronto Blue Jays are one possible landing spot if the outfielder does end up getting moved:

Ultimately, the Mets don't have a ton of areas they need to improve, but they could still look to upgrade at catcher, where Travis d'Arnaud is the projected starter, and in the bullpen.

Perhaps a proven reliever and a mid-range prospect or two could get the Granderson deal done while helping save the team some money.

                                                  

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