Mets’ Talks With Granderson Intensify

9:48am: The Mets are moving forward with Granderson, and their interest in Nelson Cruz has cooled, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter link).

7:00am: Talks between the Mets and Curtis Granderson's agent intensified late Tuesday, a source tells Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.  Nothing is imminent, a second source told Rubin.  The two sides are discussing a three-year deal, though the Mets could concede a fourth guaranteed year to get the deal done, Rubin hears.

Granderson met Sunday with Mets GM Sandy Alderson, which the player later described to reporters as "conversation, a Q-and-A kind of thing" during which he enjoyed some salmon.  Granderson, 33 in March, hit .229/.317/.407 in 245 plate appearances for the Yankees in 2013, missing significant time due to being hit by two separate pitches.  Since Granderson turned down a qualifying offer from the Yankees, the Mets would have to forfeit their second-round pick to sign him.  Plus, four years would be a reach for a player his age unless agent Matt Brown compromises greatly on the average annual value.  MLBTR's Steve Adams suggested a $15MM AAV on a three-year deal in his September profile.



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