. Taylor Leier scored two for the U.S. Division-leading from miao1234's blog

NEW YORK -- Curtis Granderson is heading across town, where the New York Mets hope his home run swing wont suffer at Citi Field.http://www.voetbalbelgieshop.be/belgie-t-shirt-marouane-fellaini.html . The free-agent outfielder agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract with the Mets, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal was pending a physical and no announcement had been made. Granderson, who turns 33 in March, comes over from the crosstown Yankees and gives the Mets much-needed power in their punchless outfield. He batted .229 with seven homers and 15 RBIs this year, when wrist and hand injuries limited him to 61 games. But he surpassed 40 homers in each of his previous two seasons in pinstripes. The move marks general manager Sandy Aldersons most expensive free-agent signing -- by far -- after three years of bargain shopping as the Mets rebuilt. A three-time All-Star, Granderson provides proven thump from the left side of the plate to complement right-handed hitter David Wright in a lineup that managed only 130 home runs last season -- tied for 25th among 30 major league teams. New York also signed free-agent outfielder Chris Young to a $7.25 million, one-year contract this off-season. Granderson has played centre field most of his career but spent time in both left and right last season. He figures to fill a corner spot with the Mets, who plan to use defensive whiz Juan Lagares or Young in centre. New Yorks outfield combined to hit .238 this year (29th in the majors) with 50 homers (tied for 24th) and 209 RBIs (16th), according to STATS. The group also includes speedy left fielder Eric Young Jr., the NL stolen base leader. Granderson turned down a $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Yankees to test the open market. The Mets, however, would not have to forfeit their first-round draft pick to sign him because they own the 10th overall selection. The top 10 picks are protected. Granderson hit 41 home runs in 2011, when he led the American League in runs (136) and RBIs (119) and finished fourth in MVP voting. He had 43 homers and 106 RBIs in 2012, taking advantage of the short right-field porch at Yankee Stadium. The Mets hope his power will translate to spacious Citi Field, where its more difficult to clear the fences. Grandersons numbers have declined the past two years, down to a .317 on-base percentage and .407 slugging mark last season. He also is prone to strikeouts -- whiffing 364 times from 2011-2012 -- and joins a Mets lineup that fanned 1,384 times this year, tied with Atlanta for most in the NL. But his bat is a significant upgrade for the Mets, starved for offence following their fifth straight losing season since moving into Citi Field. Now, the club can focus on other areas of need -- shortstop, first base, the pitching staff -- heading into baseballs winter meetings next week. Granderson was on the disabled list twice last season after getting hit by pitches. He missed the first 38 games after breaking his right wrist when he was plunked by Toronto left-hander J.A. Happ in his first spring training plate appearance on Feb. 24. Not long after he returned, Granderson broke a knuckle on his left pinkie when he was hit at Tampa Bay on May 24. That kept him out until August, making Granderson one of several Yankees stars to be sidelined much of the season. New York was unable to overcome all the injuries, missing the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years. Grandersons agreement with the Mets was first reported by the New York Post. http://www.voetbalbelgieshop.be/belgie-t-shirt-christian-kabasele.html.twitter.com/xBTpoAKLJk — Daryl Zerr (@darylzerr) May 29, 2014 @BarDown I give to you the @SquirrelsNCHL aka the Fighting Squirels.http://www.voetbalbelgieshop.be/belgie-t-shirt-dedryck-boyata.html . White Sox slugger Jose Abreu, named American League co-player of the week earlier in the day, went 2 for 4 with a walk and an RBI, his 32nd. But it was the lesser trio that did most of the damage, driving in five of the seven runs.RED DEER, Alta. - Patrik Bartosak kept the Red Deer Rebels in the Western Hockey Leagues playoff picture -- at least for one more game. Bartosak stopped all 20 shots he faced as Red Deer shut out the Edmonton Oil Kings 5-0 on Sunday. The win sets up a tie-breaker game between the Rebels and the Prince Albert Raiders that will be played in Red Deer, Alta., on Tuesday. Red Deer and Prince Albert finished the regular season in a tie for eighth with 75 points each. The winner of that game will face the top-seeded Oil Kings in the first round of the WHLs Eastern Conference playoffs in Edmonton on Saturday. Rhyse Dieno scored and added two assists for the Rebels (35-32-5), while Adam Musil, Scott Feser, Wyatt Johnson and Haydn Fleury chipped in as well. Tyler Santos made 33 saves for the Oil Kings (50-19-3). --- TIGERS 6 HURRICANES 2 LETHBRIDGE, Alta. -- Miles Koules had the eventual winner as Medicine Hat rolled past the Hurricanes. Captain Curtis Valk, Chad Butcher, Cole Sanford, Jacob Doty and Connor Hobbs rounded out the offence for the Tigers (44-24-4). Nick Schneider made 24 saves. Brady Ramsay and Riley Sheen replied for Lethbridge (12-55-5) who end the season on a 14-game losing skid. Hurricanes goalie Stuart Skinner stopped 27 shots. --- WINTERHAWKS 5 SIILVERTIPS 4 (SO) PORTLAND, Ore.http://www.voetbalbelgieshop.be/belgie-t-shirt-thomas-meunier.html. -- Derrick Pouliot and Nicolas Petan scored in a shootout to lift the Winterhawks over Everett. Taylor Leier scored two for the U.S. Division-leading Portland (54-13-5), including the game-tying goal while short-handed at 8:13 of the third period. Petan scored in regulation and added an assist, and Alex Schoenborn rounded out the Winterhawks offence. Joshua Winquist had two goals for the Silvertips (39-23-10), while Matt Pufahl and Dawson Leedahl also scored. Portlands Adin Hill stopped 17 shots through overtime. Austin Lotz started in net for the Silvertips but left the game after giving up two goals on 12 shots, and Carter Hart stopped 30 of 32 shots in relief. --- THUNDERBIRDS 6 AMERICANS 1 KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Shea Theodore scored two goals and helped on another as the Thunderbirds dominated Tri-City. Branden Troock, Mitch Elliot, and Alexander Delnov each had a goal and an assist apiece, and Justin Hickman also scored for Seattle (41-25-6). Morgan Geekie was the lone goal scorer for the Americans (29-33-10), who end the season with two wins in their last 10 games. Thunderbirds netminder Taran Kozun stopped 18 shots for the win, while Tri-Citys Evan Sarthou made 24 saves in the losing effort. --- Cheap JerseysWholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '
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