The New York Mets and outfielder Curtos Granderson continue to move towards a deal.
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was told by a source that talks between the Mets and the free agent outfielder “intensified” late Tuesday.
Late Tuesday the New York Yankees, Granderson’s former team, signed Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year deal worth $153 million.
Whole Rubin’s report is hardly a guarantee that a deal is reached between the two sides it does come just days after Granderson met with Mets general manager Sandy Alderson for dinner.
Currently the Mets are believed to be offering three years to Granderson. Tossing in a fourth year would almost certainly get this deal completed.
Any team signing Granderson is hoping for a bouce-back after he hit just .229/.317/.407 with seven home runs and 15 RBI in 61 games last season.