Dec 10, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Curtis Granderson smiles as he is introduced by the New York Mets during the MLB Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Curtis Granderson says fans told him real New Yorkers are Mets fans

New York Yankees slugger Curtis Anderson has gone across the town to the New York Mets. Granderson was introduced to the club on Tuesday after signing a four-year $60 million contract.

“A lot of the people I’ve met in New York have always said that true New Yorkers are Mets fans,” Granderson said at the news conference, via CBS New York. “So I’m excited to get a chance to see them all out there.”

It is a subtle swipe at his former club the New York Yankees. His former team has been far more successful than the club he is moving too and helping the Mets climb back is certainly going to be a bit of a challenge, but Granderson expressed optimism that the Mets could turn it around using the Boston Red Sox as an example.

“You saw it happen last year with Boston going from last to first — any team has an opportunity to go out there and win,” Granderson said. “And this organization as a whole, with the pieces that they have, such as David Wright and the rest of the cast out there, we have everything in place to go out there and do some amazing things.”

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