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:
Granderson says "the very yummy salmon and the exciting organization" helped his decision
— Amazin' Army (@WE_ARE_MET_FANS) December 10, 2013
Curtis Granderson’s still talking about that “very yummy salmon” at his Mets press conference. “It was amazing,” he said
— Pedro Moura (@PedroMoura) December 10, 2013
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) December 10, 2013
12:36: Another reference to salmon by Granderson.
— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) December 10, 2013
While Curtis Granderson had the yummy salmon, Sandy Alderson confirms on SNY that he had the iceberg wedge salad.
— D.J. Short (@djshort) December 10, 2013
Burkhardt asked Granderson what they served with the salmon. Granderson says they served garlic spinach on the side.
— Curtis Grandersalmon (@MetsKevin11) December 10, 2013
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."