Yesterday afternoon, David Wright spoke with reporters about the Mets agreeing to sign free agent OF Curtis Granderson, and said he reached out to Granderson unsolicited early in the off-season to express his desire for him to join the Mets this winter.
“I’ve always been a fan,” Wright said, according to Marc Carig of Newsday.
Wright believes Granderson’s history in New York and his character makes him a very good fit for the Mets.
“He’s played in New York, he’s thrived in New York, he’s won in New York,” Wright explained. “He knows what it’s all about. … Everywhere he’s been, teammates have loved him, fans have loved the way he plays the game. He’s got just a presence about him.”
Wright doesn’t believe Citi Field will hinder Granderson, despite it’s larger dimensions to that of Yankee Stadium.
“He’s proven he can be successful in Detroit, he’s proven he can be successful in Yankee Stadium, and he’s going to prove he can be successful at Citi Field,” Wright said. “The ballpark does not matter to him.”
Read more: Newsday (Carig)