Curtis Granderson could not decide if he should smile. Around 11:30 p.m. on Friday, he sat inside Mets manager Terry Collins’ office at Citi Field. Before him were Collins and general manager Sandy Alderson. They told him he would no longer be a Met, an organization Granderson came to love during his four seasons there.
The departure stung, Granderson explained. The destination did not.
About 13 hours later, Granderson did not have to hide his glee. He was sitting inside the visitors dugout at Comerica Park on his first day as a Dodger. The lineup listed him as the left fielder. He would bat fifth. He had caught a flight around 9 a.m. to meet his new teammates.