Orlando, FL -- Last week, three-time All-Star Curtis Granderson moved from the Yankees to the crosstown rival Mets with a four year, $60 million deal. At a press conference at the Swan and Dolphin Resort, the site of this year’s Winter Meetings, the Mets and General Manager Sandy Alderson formally introduced Granderson as the newest member of the Amazins.
Here are a few more highlights from today’s press conference, which included the traditional “smile and put the cap and jersey on in front of the cameras” fanfare. Granderson definitely brought his smile “A-game” to the podium. I confess it was a bit odd to see him donning the Mets striped jersey instead of the Yankees pinstripes he wore for the past three seasons in the Bronx, but that’s baseball. The 32-year old outfielder took no time digging at Yankee fans, saying he’s heard that “true New Yorkers are Mets fans.” Ouch.
Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson on Granderson:
Curtis' professional record, I think, is ...