ESPN baseball analyst and former MVP, Alex Rodriguez, revealed during Sunday night’s Nationals-Mets game that he wishes he signed with the Mets back in 2000. A-Rod said he grew up in Miami as a Mets fan and wanted to play shortstop for them.
A-Rod instead took the money and signed with the Texas Rangers for $252 million. This isn’t the first time that A-Rod’s regret that he didn’t sign with the Mets has been talked about. But it’s probably the first time a lot of baseball fans, who aren’t Mets fans, have heard it.
What a depressing reminder for Mets fans of what could have been in the early 2000s with a peak roided out A-Rod. Bobby Valentine, the Mets manager at the time, is wondering what could have been.
Interesting to hear ARod talk about how much he wishes he were a Met pic.twitter.com/vpjtKqPG8D
— Mets Citi (@metsciti) April 9, 2018
I always wanted ARod to be a Met. Wow. What a difference.
— Bobby Valentine (@BobbyValentine) April 9, 2018