Mets fans have two modes: Hopeful during the off-season and resigned to their inglorious fate during the season. So there's optimism with the signing of outfielder Curtis Granderson, who made his defection from the Yankees to the Amazin's official today in a press conference.

Granderson said, "A lot of the people I've met in New York have always said true New Yorkers are Mets fans. So I'm excited to get a chance to see them all out there." Yes, he went there.

Granderson was signed to a four-year $60 million after having dinner with Mets GM Sandy Alderson last week. At the time, Granderson said of the meeting, "We had a nice meal. It was great. Enjoyed some salmon, but other than that, it was kind of what you could expect. Conversation, Q&A, and continue to drive definitely forward." Today, he mentioned the salmon again:

Mets superfan David Jacobs approves of Granderson joining the team, and tells us, "He’s exactly the kind of player who ages well, and if you consider inflation and the price of a win, it’s a bargain for the Mets."