When reports emerged last week indicating that Curtis Granderson was planning on signing a four-year, $60 million contract with the New York Mets, most Mets fans shrugged their shoulders. Sure, Granderson was a great player a few years ago when he was a member of the Detroit Tigers. But Granderson's time with the New York Yankees was marred by a series of injuries, so Mets fans aren't really sure what they're getting with Granderson.

They're much happier with the pickup today, though. That's because it doesn't sound like Granderson signed with the Mets simply for the money. It also sounds like he signed with the Mets because—gasp!—that's the New York team he wants to play for right now.

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

We don't know who he's been hanging out with in New York. But we're not going to complain! We also appreciate the positive attitude that Granderson brings to the Mets.

"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 today. "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."

GO, METS, GO! Expect a response from angry Yankees fans in 5, 4, 3…

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[via CBS New York]