According to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports, the New York Mets paid more than half of the remaining $3.5 million owed to Curtis Granderson in their trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In doing so, the Mets got arguably their best prospect of their deadline deals in right-handed reliever Jacob Rhame. MLB Pipeline has Rhame ranked as the Mets No. 23 prospect, the highest for their new arrivals.
Rhame has thrown two scoreless innings for the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s and is a September call-up candidate given his inclusion on the Mets 40-man roster.
Granderson signed a four-year, $60 million deal with the Mets prior to the 2013 season. In 573 games with the Mets, Grandy hit .239/.341/.44 with 106 doubles, 95 home runs and 247 RBI.