Mets should start looking towards the future in 2017-2018 offseason
When it comes to The Grandy Man, the decision is a lot simpler.
Granderson’s age is clearly catching up to him. His arm is non existent, he’s lost a step in the field, and most importantly he is no longer getting on base. While the decision maybe an easy one, it will definitely be tough to say goodbye to him.
Granderson has been a pro’s pro his whole career, and his time spent with them Mets has been special. You can mark Grandy’s signing with the team in 2013 as the official start of the New York Mets franchise turnaround. So while its a tough pill to swallow, Granderson must go.
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As we move onto Jay Bruce the motto remains the same, cut ties. His time with the Amazins has been an absolute roller coaster. Bruce has gone from being a complete bust and being thrown out of town by nearly every fan, to becoming a clutch consistent bat, that the club is lucky to have.
Even though Bruce has turned his game around with the Mets it’s no reason to retain yet another aging power bat. While there are a few, maybe the biggest reasoning for letting Bruce walk is the Met’s need to make room for Confroto, and right field seems to be the long term answer.
With Grandy and Bruce getting the proverbial ax, it lets the Mets build around their stud corner outfielders, that being Conforto and Yoenis Cespedes. Hopefully with the money freed up from these two contracts they can add a speedy defensive wizard in center field who can hit consistently at the top of the order. Speed is probably the emphasis here, for the Mets haven’t had a real threat on the base paths in what feels like a lifetime.