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.