7/21/17

Tom Brennan - GRANDY; MORE THAN JUST BATTING AVERAGE

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Tom Brennan - GRANDY: MORE THAN JUST BATTING AVERAGE

Sometimes we forget players are people.

Sometimes we need to remember that a hitter is more than just his batting average.

Sometimes you hear one picture is worth a thousand words.
Here is a picture of my nephew and niece and her boyfriend at a recent game - it speaks volumes:



Clearly: Grandy is a great guy.  One of baseball's great guys.

We'll miss him when his Mets playing days come to an end, perhaps soon via trade, or after the season, or whenever.

5 comments:

Reese Kaplan said...

By all accounts Jason Bay was a great guy, too, but when you're paid $60 million to perform and do so at an inconsistent level with an average of .239/27/69 then hey, don't let the door hit you on the way out. He had averaged .261/30/83 prior to coming to Queens.

Thomas Brennan said...

I don't disagree, Reese. We really haven't gotten full value. But when a guy can be a real gentleman vs. a guy with the same performance but not a real team guy, I'll take the gent....and so will most teammates.

Thomas Brennan said...

TGIF, EVERYONE, AND MAY THE TRADE WINDS BLOW IN OUR DIRECTION.

Rob said...

Granderson has produced 9.8 WAR for the Mets. WAR is considered to be worth more than 8 million per each point of WAR. So he has been worth more than 78 million for the Mets. And that doesn't include his leadership and goodwill. I would say the Mets got a great deal!!!

Peter Hyatt said...

I agree about salary and value.

Having said that, we cannot measure Granderson's value and contributions to the Mets via their younger players.

he is another guy that likes to help young players on and OFF the field.

Kids in lower level minors are housed with local residents and although they pretty much come and go as they please, some of the homes are stronger in terms of expectations (especially those with kids) and help keep the players on track for their careers. Others may think it is party central and to relive their Animal House years through players.

Granderson impacts players both on off the field.

Often, "off the field" is the more challenging aspect.

Granderson, the player, has frustrated the heck out of me with his low batting average over the years.
Granderson, the man, is someone ownership should contract with in player development.

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