How Curtis Granderson, Mets handled constant trade rumors

NEW YORKMets outfielder Curtis Granderson has lived with trade rumors throughout the summer, and they finally came to fruition Friday night when he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Granderson knew the possibility of leaving New York was there, but he continued to prepare as if he was going to finish the season with the Mets.

“Mixed (emotions). I was excited, looking forward to the rest of the season,” he said. “Obviously it wasn’t the way we intended it to go from spring training to now, but for the final six, seven, eight weeks, I was planning on being here in the blue and orange, going out and battling every night with these guys in this clubhouse.”

What Grandy trade means for Mets

But now that the drama of constant rumors is gone, Granderson finds himself vaulted into the middle of a pennant race with the best team in baseball. He knows his season will extend into October.

“Now getting to switch that up all of a sudden and going to another team that we’re not finished at the end of September, that’s exciting,” Granderson added.

Granderson’s trade marks another move that varies vastly from how the Mets viewed themselves at the beginning of the season. After two straight postseason appearances, a World Series trip in 2015 and the returning starting pitching

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