Before the waiver trade deadline in 2017, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Curtis Granderson from the New York Mets in effort to add a veteran bat to their lineup just before a potential World Series run.
The trade didn’t pan out, however, as Granderson hit just .161/.288/.366 in 36 regular season games. He then went a combined 1-for-15 with eight strikeouts in the National League Division Series and Championship Series before being left off the Dodgers’ World Series roster.
Now a member of the Milwaukee Brewers, Granderson is getting set to face his former team in the NLCS, which begins Friday at Miller Park.
When asked to recall being left of the World Series roster less than a year ago, Granderson said that he was unable to, via Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times:
“I honestly don’t remember,” Granderson said. “It’s a year ago. Why would I focus on something that happened a year ago?”
You don’t want to talk about it, or you seriously don’t remember? “Don’t remember,” he said.
Granderson is known to be one of the nicer, most professional veteran players in the league, so it is hard to believe that there is any bad blood between him and the Dodgers organization, especially considering how short of a time he spent in Los Angeles.
He certainly would love nothing more than to beat his former team in the NLCS though to help the Brewers advance to their first World Series since 1982.
Overall in 123 games in 2018 between the Brewers and Toronto Blue Jays, Granderson hit .242/.351/.431 with 13 home runs and 38 RBI. He had just two at-bats against the Colorado Rockies in the NL Division Series, going 0-for-2 with a strikeout.
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