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Curtis Granderson also got traded tonight

HUG WATCH! Minutes after the Blue Jays completed their ninth-inning comeback against the Miami Marlins, Curtis Granderson was seen hugging his teammates. This isn’t just because they won an exhilarating game of meaningless baseball, of course, it’s because Granderson had been traded.

And he’s off to Milwaukee! I’m sure the CLEVELAND BOYS tried to send him to CLEVELAND to help CLEVELAND win the World Series, but Granderson will join the Brewers for their playoff push.

Granderson was exactly what the Jays expected him to be when they inked him to a one-year deal worth $5 million over the winter. He hit pretty well in a platoon role, and was, as far as I’ve heard from people who actually know what they’re talking about, great in the clubhouse. Granderson was brought in to be the team’s veteran as they navigated a difficult post-Jose landscape, and I would say he filled that role well.

He got dealt last year from the Mets to the Dodgers but didn’t perform well down the stretch in Los Angeles. Hopefully it works out better for him in Milwaukee. He’s one dude you’d love to see win a World Series.