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AUG 28, 11:55p ET | AP
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News: Granderson and Juan Lagares (elbow) will battle it out in spring training to determine who leads off for the Mets, the ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Neither is an ideal candidate. Granderson had a .326 on-base percentage overall, including .289 in 235 plate appearances while leading off. Lagares had a .321 OBP for the year, though he showed he could handle the role late in the season. However, Granderson has hitting coach Kevin Long touting him for the role, and he did spend time successfully as the Tigers' leadoff hitter from 2006-09. On the flip side, Lagares stole nine bases his final 18 games while leading off, which might give him the edge.