Curtis Granderson and Lucas Duda

Up until today, Lucas Duda was a lifelong Met. New York drafted him in the seventh round in 2007. Then the Mets traded their clubhouse favorite to the Rays for relief prospect Drew Smith, and that meant tough goodbyes for some teammates, especially outfielder Curtis Granderson.

Before Duda departed the Mets clubhouse for possibly the last time, Granderson got down on his knees and clung to Duda’s leg, trying to prevent his ex-teammate from leaving.

Don't Go Lucas!!!!! Gonna miss you buddy!!!

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If Granderson really cared for Duda, he’d be happy to see him shipped to a playoff contender. The Rays are a game out of the AL Wild Card while the Mets are nine games out in the NL.

As it turns out, Granderson could wind up leaving the Mets as well before the trade deadline. The Brewers have shown interest in the veteran outfielder, although talks have not gone anywhere yet, according to Fox’s Ken Rosenthal.


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