He was the best pitcher in the AL from the time he came off the disabled list through the end of the season. His command has improved, he's healthy and he has the raw stuff to make those two things matter.
Granderson, the ex-Yankee who inked a four-year, $60 million contract to move across town, was signed as much for the press conference as for what he'll bring to the Mets. He was in sharp decline the past two years in the Bronx and is moving to a park much less tailored to his skills. Jason Bay 2.0?
Minnesota has lost at least 96 games three seasons in a row, but the Twins will hang around .500 and the fringes of the wild-card race for much longer than anyone expects them to. Free-agent signings Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes will bolster the rotation in front of an improving defense.