Curtis Granderson is changing teams and leagues.
However, the veteran outfielder isn't changing cities and he is thankful for that.
Granderson officially signed his four-year, $60 million free agent contract with the New York Mets on Tuesday at MLBs winter meetings in Florida.
He spent the past four seasons with the New York Yankees.
"The big thing with New York is the community part of it has been amazing with my Grand Kids Foundation being established and getting a chance to grow in New York," Granderson said.
"Doing things with the kids in the community, baseball, and what better place to do that than with the New York Mets. It's absolutely amazing. I'm excited about playing there, continuing to grow there, and continuing to grow the foundation as well."
Granderson, 32, is a .261 career hitter with 217 homers in 10 seasons with the Detroit Tigers (2004-09) and Yankees.
Granderson is also going to be playing for the team that is clearly considered second fiddle in the New York market, though he disputed that notion.
"A lot of the people I've met in New York have always said true New Yorkers are Mets fans." he said.