Curtis Granderson breakdown expected to come in at $13M in '14 followed by $16M $16M and $15M $60M total. #metsOn the even of the MLB Winter Meetings, Jon Heyman revealed the exact terms of Curtis Granderson's 4 year, $60 million dollar contract. Per Heyman, Granderson's deal will pay him just $13 million in 2014, $16 million for both 2015 and 2016, and then $15 million in the final year of his deal.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 8, 2013
Presumably, the Mets have partially backloaded the contract in an effort to have a bit more payroll flexibility remaining this winter. This should mean the team has and estimated $15 million dollars remaining in is back pocket, if Marc Carig's report was accurate yesterday. This is good news, as the Mets will still look to add a starting shortstop, a starting pitcher and still has work to do in the bullpen.
With payroll in mind, its also worth noting that Robert Brender of MetsBlog reported this afternoon that Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports does not believe that the Mets have a strict operating budget this winter. Who knows whats going to happen this week, but I'm excited to see it.
Check back often, as we'll be doing our best this week to stay up to date with news and reactions as the winter meetings take off tomorrow from Orlando.