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David Wright helped bring Curtis Granderson to the Mets with a text message

Dec 6, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

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The Mets made their big off-season move earlier today, signing free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson to a four-year, $60 million deal. GM Sandy Alderson had promised to make some news, especially compared to the prior off-season when the Mets were among the least active teams. Per Newsday’s Marc Carig on Twitter, Alderson had some assistance bringing Granderson from the Bronx to Queens:

Wright has certainly done his part but Alderson may not be done making moves. First baseman Ike Davis is expected to change addresses via trade at some point, and second baseman Daniel Murphy could be moved as well. Further, the Mets have shown interest in adding a veteran to replace Matt Harvey in the starting rotation.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Dec 6, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    “Com 2 da Mets”
    “For rlz?”

    • nymets4ever - Dec 6, 2013 at 8:24 PM

      Unfortunately, “K” is the perfect letter to describe too many of Granderson’s at-bats. Maybe he can shorten his swing a bit and use the large outfield to hit a whole bunch of doubles. We’ll see. Either way, I’m happy to see my team bring in a proven Major Leaguer with an actual track record, almost forgot what that feels like.

  2. Gordon - Dec 6, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    So he’s to blame, Mets fans

  3. aphillieated - Dec 6, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Not really, $60 million helped bring Granderson to the Mets.

  4. thebadguyswon - Dec 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    I’d rather see Curtis Granderson strike out than Mike Baxter or Justin Turner.

  5. jpm557 - Dec 6, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    thebadguyswon speaks the truth. At least Baxter had his moments. I always hated Turner

  6. blynch67 - Dec 6, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    text of Wright’s text to Grandy….


  7. ditka96 - Dec 6, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Heh… “I would love to play with you.”

  8. dawgpoundmember - Dec 6, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    I was sso much into the Can signing I didn’t even realize this signing. Long week.

  9. DonRSD - Dec 7, 2013 at 2:30 AM


  10. blynch67 - Dec 7, 2013 at 6:41 AM

    “I’d love to play with you.”

    This is what I used to whisper to my then girlfriend and later wife :)

    Seems kind of odd for one baseball player to say this to another player.

    • mtr75 - Dec 7, 2013 at 8:42 AM

      This post is just plain creepy.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Dec 8, 2013 at 3:45 AM

      Oh come on kids. It’s 2013. Closets are so 20th century.

  11. blynch67 - Dec 7, 2013 at 6:42 AM

    Maybe he was angling for one of those famous ‘Jeter baskets’ ?

  12. Carl Hancock - Dec 7, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Yes because I’m sure it was that text from Wright and not the 4/$60mil contract being offered on the table. All Curtis was thinking was, “David, I want to play with you too.”

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