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Granderson introduced as newest Mets outfielder

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 10, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

On this second day of the Winter Meetings, there’s been a little more rumor buzz, but not much in terms of significant action. The Yankees remain loosely tied to a handful of free agents and trade possibilities, but there’s not much indication that they’re on the verge of anything.

Right now, the Mets are introducing Curtis Granderson as their newest outfielder.

Granderson first said hello to his mom — a perfectly Granderson-like moment — then said he’s excited about continuing his community outreach work in New York, and that David Wright played a significant role in recruiting him to the Mets. The Yankees, Granderson said, showed some early interest, but always made it clear they were looking into other options.

“There were conversations right away about the way they were considering things,” Granderson said. “… I’m glad the Mets were there constantly on me and pushing and showing interest. You want to go where you’re needed and wanted.”

Granderson will wear No. 3 with the Mets. For some reason, he didn’t wear that number with the Yankees.

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