Curtis Granderson, a 3x All Star who played for the Tigers (2004-2009), Yankees (2010-2013), Mets (2014-2017), Dodgers (2017), Blue Jays (2018), Brewers (2018) and Marllins (2019) has announced his retirement.
The OF, primarily a CF, hit 344 HR in his career, including 41 for the Yankees in 2011 and 43 for the Yankees the following season.
He finished in the top 10 for MVP voting twice, getting consideration 3x. and finished 4th in 2011, when, besides hitting 41 HR, he led the AL in RBI (119), led the majors in runs scored (136), and earned a Silver Slugger Award.
Earlier in his career, he used his speed more, topping 20 SB 3x, while leading the league in triples 2x.
His 162 game average was .249-27-74, with 12 SB, OPS+ 114.
While not a HOF, a very good career.
In postseason play, Granderson hit .224-9-30 in 64 games. He made it to the WS with the 2006 Tigers, 2015 Mets and 2017 Dodgers, but he didn’t play in the 2017 WS.
He hit 3 HR for the Mets in the 2015 WS.
All three of those teams lost the WS.
A great representative of the game off the field, Granderson won the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award in 2015 and the Roberto Clemente Award the following year.
On baseball-reference.com, JAWS has him listed #31 among all-time CF.
With spring training camps opening soon, I was wondering if Greg Bird had latched on with anyone. The answer is not yet.
Looks like he may have to sign a minor league deal with someone to prove his worth and also to prove if he can ever stay healthy.