Despite that fact that today should have been the high point (with the exception of resigning David Wright) over the past four years, today was no different. In the fog of war following the confirmation that the Mets had signed Curtis Granderson to a 4 year, $60 million dollar contract, WFAN's Mike Francesa stated on air that Sandy Alderson held firm with a three year offer to Curtis Granderson and that it was the Wilpons who went over his head to add the fourth guaranteed year.
Immediately those within the fan base took the airwaves that Francesa's statement proves that Alderson is at fault for organization's downfall. Then...this:
A person involved in the process said the final decision on adding the fourth year belonged to Alderson.Look, I honestly don't know who is right anymore. I find it hard to believe that any general manager wouldn't spend every red cent (within reason) offered to him by his owners. With that said, I'm not blind enough to think that Alderson hasn't low-balled people in the past. Now was that because its his financial philosophy or because he didn't have the money to offer? We'll probably never know for sure, but one thing I do know is that today was a rare good day for the Mets, so lets not ruin it for each other.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) December 6, 2013