Curtis Granderson put the Mets ahead for good in Game 3 of the World Series last night with a two-run homer off Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura in the bottom of the third inning. The blast sent Citi Field into a frenzy. Longtime Mets fans Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock were among those in attendance and Granderson’s home run was met with approval.
Check out their reaction below…
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No weird clapping from Seinfeld this time around. That’s a shame.
Daniel Murphy has understandably grabbed most of the headlines for the Mets this postseason, but Granderson has been fantastic at the top of the lineup. The veteran outfielder is batting .283/.382/.457 with two home runs, two doubles, 10 RBI, four stolen bases, and eight runs scored over 12 games. He has more walks (eight) than strikeouts (five).
Ken Rosenthal and Josh Tolentino of The Athletic report that Rays starter Blake Snell has switched agencies, going from Apex Baseball to Boras Corporation. Snell is currently signed to a five-year, $50 million contract and will be under contract through 2023.
Snell found himself in hot water two weeks ago when he said on his Twitch stream that he wouldn’t risk his life to play baseball during a pandemic while receiving significantly reduced pay. Some described Snell as tone deaf for saying, “I gotta get my money. I’m not playing unless I get mine, okay?”
Boras represents many of baseball’s highest-paid players, including Gerrit Cole and Bryce Harper. Snell is not likely to win over any of the people he recently irritated by appearing to go after more money by hiring the highest-profile agent. What often goes unsaid is that players have a very limited window in which to use their elite athletic skills to make money.
Snell won the 2018 AL Cy Young Award, going 21-5 with a 1.89 ERA and a 221/64 K/BB ratio over 180 2/3 innings. He did not have nearly the same success last year, going 6-8 with a 4.29 ERA and a 147/40 K/BB ratio in 107 innings.