It's been a real rough start for the Grandy Man in a Mets uniform. Sure, it's still early, but Curtis Granderson has been striking out at an alarming rate so far—16 K's in 48 at-bats to start the season. His batting average is a meager .167. He's belted just one home run to date.
Is he overanxious? Is he trying too hard to impress his new team?
This is somewhat of a radical move so early in the season, but manager Terry Collins should move Granderson ahead of David Wright in the order (to the No. 3 hole) so he can get better pitches to hit. This could leave Wright vulnerable in the cleanup slot, no doubt, but it's essentially needed to get the 12-year veteran going.
Get some confidence. Start driving the ball with more authority.
Once Granderson has settled down and looks like his old self, he can move behind Wright again. But for now, he needs a jump-start and the protection that Wright would offer him in the lineup.