Granderson’s deal does not include a no-trade clause

Yesterday, the Mets agreed to sign free agent OF Curtis Granderson to a four-year, $60 million contract, according to multiple reports.

Granderson did not receive a no-trade clause in his contract with the Mets (Heyman).

Michael Baron, Contributor

This is a little thing in the end – hopefully Granderson is a part of a more positive short-term future with the team and doesn’t get traded over the next four years. But, Alderson always talks about wanting payroll and roster flexibility, and having this as an option and an advantage speaks to that desire.
36 comments
cmetsfan
cmetsfan

Wright has played on teams with Piazza/Beltran/reyes and Beltran/ Delgado/ Reyes that didn't have enough. We likely don't have enough yet, so this way maybe options could be there to get back more if this isn't gonna be a strong enough contender to the Dodgers or even rest of the east.

metsstrong
metsstrong

Bring back Disqus. This Livefyre isn't working out too good.

frasco
frasco

The comments section is no longer fun.

Sam Mack
Sam Mack

Young Cf

Murphy 2b if still on team?

Wright 3b

Home run hitter Rf

GrandyMan Lf

Tda C

Ike or Duda 1b

Ss not Tejada!!!

P

metro
metro

Please bring back disqus...please




-Metropolitan

owlnut
owlnut

They finally spent some money.

gothamsane
gothamsane

Great signing. Why?

Medium risk....

Restore much confidence we are not in financial free fall...

Will signal to other players that talent wise, financially and after Wilpons sold 48% of team that there is current assets for salary beyond Curtis Granderson.

Hugh stroke, look beyond his production in four years.

Chris Young will start. EY will get least ABATs but will start 100 games and switch hitter.

I hope EY, WF get starts at second and next year we consider bold moves.

EY has not played 2nd since 20xx?

Joseph
Joseph

The big bat of the grandyman is going to fun to watch.

oleosmirf
oleosmirf

Thats because the Mets signed this deal with the full expectation that Granderson will be a shadow of himself 4 years from now. I expect this deal to be front-loaded as well, so when the time comes, the Mets will be able to trade him.

Marcus Jensen
Marcus Jensen

Speaking of Collins, why isn't Backman the manager this year? After seeing the Red Sox bully Leyland and the rest of the league, we need a guy with guts managing. Or do we need to still keep babying David Wright?

Who wants Collins out there against Bochy and the rest? Certainly not me.

1metfan
1metfan

I think he will have value if he shows he still has "got it"

Marcus Jensen
Marcus Jensen

July 2015 - Granderson and $20 million to Seattle for Tyler Pike and Julio Morban.

Bob Giacalone
Bob Giacalone

This, of course, assumes that there are teams that will want him. 


manicmesia
manicmesia

I'm waiting to hear about the yearly break down of his salary still.  Agreed with you though about hopes that his play makes this non no trade clause a moot point.

Derpy
Derpy

What I wish for is a contract in which the Mets can make a qualifying offer and pick up some draft picks.  That would be really nice.  Too bad *every frickin player they have signed* has not allowed this.  

Joe Wenzel
Joe Wenzel

I like it.  The petty little twits can no longer down vote just to be pricks.  If they really want to down vote now they have to reply and leave themselves open to criticism isn't of hiding like in the past.

metsstrong
metsstrong

I do agree with you. I'd prob be a goner soon

Broke Fred Wilpon
Broke Fred Wilpon

They really didn't. Each team is getting upwards of 20 million from new MLB television deal so they aren't really spending their money.

oleosmirf
oleosmirf

@Marcus Jensen And you know Wally Backman will be a good MLB manager because? It's not like other teams are knocking down the door to hire him...

Mickey Jennifer Wind
Mickey Jennifer Wind

No chance he gets traded until year 3. Full expectation is he and Wright lead them to the postseason in the next two years.

dave27a
dave27a

@Derpy Yeah, the only comp picks the Mets have made in the last 5 years are Plawecki (for Reyes) and Fulmer (for Feliciano).  Of course Ike was a comp pick for Glavine as well.

ferizzi726
ferizzi726

@Broke Fred Wilpon They're not getting money all 4 years of the contract though, so yea, they did spend money, you moron.

Dave Kaye
Dave Kaye

Because he yells and is fired up. That's how people decide who is a good manager. Unless the roster improves it really doesn't matter who the manager is. But people will always blame the manager. While Collins never won anything he did have a winning record before the Mets. Most don't seem aware of that.

xgamblorx
xgamblorx

@boner1 Things can change in 2-3 years. Either way, it's always better for the team to not have a no-trade or at least it can be used as a leverage tool in contract negotiations if the player wants it.

Sean Mc D
Sean Mc D

Ike was the old cba but u also forgot the other Reyes comp pick which originally was used on the pitcher that didn't sign and it carried to this year...I can't remember exactly which guy was taken but it may have been Meisner or wilson