It’s no surprise that the New York Mets are elated that Curtis Granderson chose to be with them for the next four years. Sandy Alderson, the general manager of the Mets, spoke highly of the outfielder at the winter meetings. From ESPN,
“No. 1, he brings a tremendous amount of professionalism,” Alderson said. “He brings a personality. He brings credibility. He brings experience. And he brings talent. I think all of those things will be important. I really like the mix of players we have character-wise, personality-wise. I think he will enhance that mix. He’s a gregarious, infectious personality.”
Granderson said the Mets were the lone team to offer four years.
“It was what we had to do,” Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said. “It was something we wanted to do. It fit well with the plan. And it’s a commitment on our part to have him around. He wanted to be around to see the team turn the corner and be a part of it moving forward.”
Being the only team in the league to offer Granderson for years was pretty important for the Mets, as they knew he would be able to help the team in the future. There were many things about Granderson that appealed to the Mets, which I’m sure is exactly why he also signed the contract to remain in New York.