Does Curtis Granderson have one more late season push in him? I’m sure there are General Managers somewhere in the major leagues who think so. Although Granderson has struggled with the bat this season, and has hovered around the Mendoza line for much of it, he’s still got the same heart that has made him a three-time all-star and the 2011 American League Silver Slugger out of center field.
Now 38-years-old, Granderson has hit a total of 340 home runs over his 16-season major league career. His range factor in left field is still above the National League average, and he has yet to commit an error in a Miami Marlins uniform despite starting 52 games in the outfield. He’s also a proven postseason commodity, with nine homers, 30 RBI, and 64 appearances between the Detroit Tigers, the New York Yankees, the New York Mets, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Despite appearing with three different clubs over the past four years, he has played in the playoffs in each. Is that a coincidence? Maybe – but experience is an important factor for any team in a stretch run for glory. Leading three different clubs to the postseason in four consecutive years isn’t something to disregard. Somebody will be willing to pay for Granderson’s services.