Curtis Granderson went 1-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and a run scored during the Mets' 4-3 win over the Braves on Monday
After what has been a season of disappointment, Granderson has finally woken up recently going 9-for-26 (.346) over his last seven games with three home runs, six RBI and six runs scored. He's still only hitting .234 on the year, so he's either going to have to power up more to make that average tolerable or he's going to have to boost the average and on-base percentage to make the low-power output more understandable.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Blue Jays signed LHP J.A. Happ to a three-year deal.
On the surface, this doesn't look like a good deal for the Blue Jays. While they're desperately in need of a starter, and Happ fits the bill as...well, a starter, this is an overpay. $12 million a year for a 33-year old pitcher who had a 3.61 ERA last year, and last had a qualified season with an ERA under 4.00 in 2007, doesn't seem like the smartest of investments. Happ does have upside, in fact he had a 1.85 ERA and 2.19 FIP (63.1 innings) in Toronto last year in Pittsburgh last year, after being traded to the team from the Mariners, but a 4.64 ERA and 4.12 FIP in 108.2 prior innings with Seattle is less than encouraging. This deal could turn out well, but it is much more likely that it is a bust for the Blue Jays. Analysis: Ben Diamond