Archive: December 12th, 2013

Why Curtis Granderson Could Be the Next Jason Bay After All

It’s been nearly a week since we heard the Mets were signing Curtis Granderson — enough time for the news to digest, to sleep on it, to think it over. So here we go.

After hearing about an un-Aldersonlike 4-year, $60M contract, immediate comparisons to the Jason Bay deal were a natural progression. Around the Mets beat and blogosphere, the response has been mixed in that regard, though overall the consensus seems to be defending the signing of Granderson, with people pointing to all kinds of details suggesting that the player and the current situation are much different from the one the Mets chose around this time four years ago.

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — and there are too many small fires being snuffed out in the Grandy camp to prevent comparison to the day the Mets dumped too many dollars and years into the Bay of Jason.

As Yogi Berra might say, “it’s deja vu all over again.”