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Jun 11, 2017; Michael Conforto (30) reacts after scoring a run at SunTrust Park. Credit: Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 11, 2017; Michael Conforto (30) reacts after scoring a run at SunTrust Park. Credit: Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Mets OF Michael Conforto won't be playing third base, but he may be taking another role from Captain David Wright...

By Michelle Ioannou
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Wright has been a Met his entire career. We'd all love for Conforto to be a Met his entire career as well. Both absolutely love the game of baseball, know how to step up for their team and teammates, know how to work hard, and know how to be an example to an entire fanbase...

With Wright having missed the majority of the season and Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda, Jay Bruce, and Neil Walker gone, it may be time for Conforto to step up in a leadership role.

To read the rest of this article at Rising Apple, click here!

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 (Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)
(Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)

David Wright believes it's possible he could play for the Mets this season, Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters before Wednesday's game.

However, Alderson said he is not 100 percent certain of Wright's status, given that he only recently resumed baseball activity in Port St. Lucie.

In either case, even if Wright returns, Alderson doesn't believe it will be enough time to learn enough about Wright's future to help him this winter.

"I don't know how many answers he will have or we will have through the end of this season," he said, noting it's possible the Mets look to acquire a full-time third baseman for next season.

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Terry Collins talks with Sandy Alderson at Citi Field. (Credit: John Munson/The Star-Ledger via US PRESSWIRE)
Terry Collins talks with Sandy Alderson at Citi Field. (Credit: John Munson/The Star-Ledger via US PRESSWIRE)

Terry Collins is in the final year of a two-year extension he signed at the end of 2015.

To date, there have been no reports that he and the Mets have discussed a contract extension.

"That his situation remains unresolved is just one indication that there doesn't seem to be a clamoring within the Mets organization to retain Collins, and it may well be that -- after seven years of managing the Mets -- he's ready to move on to something else," ESPN.com's Buster Olney wrote this past weekend. "Nobody has said anything out loud, one way or the other."

Tags: David Wright, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Travis d'Arnaud, Yoenis Cespedes, Matthew Cerrone
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Jun 4, 2017; Wright (5) watches from the dugout at Citi Field. Credit: Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 4, 2017; Wright (5) watches from the dugout at Citi Field. Credit: Penner-USA TODAY Sports

David Wright is sadly an afterthought these days, with rookie shortstop Amed Rosario making his Citi Field debut on Friday night and more than 14 months now having passed since the captain last appeared in a major league game.

Still, assistant general manager John Ricco offered some insights into Wright's steep comeback bid this week, noting that Wright had reported to the team's complex in Port St. Lucie to begin what is being labeled "low-level baseball activity."

Ricco went on to define that work as playing catch, hitting off a tee and taking ground balls hit directly at him to avoid lateral movement.

"It's a good sign," Ricco said. "We'll see how his body responds as he starts to ramp up a little bit."

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Can David Wright come back? 00:01:23
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR wonders if David Wright will ever be able to play again for the New York Mets.

Mets third baseman David Wright has started baseball activities at the team's facility in Port St. Lucie, assistant GM John Ricco told reporters Wednesday

While there was no timetable for a potential return, Ricco did say the third baseman has hit off a tee, taken grounders hit right to him and played catch.

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Can David Wright come back? 00:01:23
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR wonders if David Wright will ever be able to play again for the New York Mets.

Mets third baseman David Wright has started baseball activities at the team's facility in Port St. Lucie, assistant GM John Ricco told reporters Wednesday

While there was no timetable for a potential return, Ricco did say the third baseman has hit off a tee, taken grounders hit right to him and played catch.

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 (Isaiah J. Downing)
(Isaiah J. Downing)

It was 14 years ago that we watched with anticipation as the Mets promoted the highly rated, aggressive, speedy and charismatic Jose Reyes. The next year, Reyes was joined by the quiet, mild-mannered, smooth and sound David Wright.

The Mets have a similar dynamic about to hit the stage this August with prospects Amed Rosario (who was promoted to the Mets earlier this week) and Triple-A 1B Dominic Smith (who is expected to follow in Rosario's footsteps later this month).

During their first three years together with the Mets, Wright and Reyes scored more than 500 times, collected nearly 1,000 hits, won 205 games and got to the National League Championship Series, while also playing side-by-side during the 2006 All-Star Game...

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Aug 1, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) bats in the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)
Aug 1, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) bats in the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)

It was 14 years ago that we watched with anticipation as the Mets promoted the highly rated, aggressive, speedy and charismatic Jose Reyes. The next year, Reyes was joined by the quiet, mild-mannered, smooth and sound David Wright.

The Mets have a similar dynamic about to hit the stage this August with prospects Amed Rosario (who was promoted to the Mets earlier this week) and Triple-A 1B Dominic Smith (who is expected to follow in Rosario's footsteps later this month).

During their first three years together with the Mets, Wright and Reyes scored more than 500 times, collected nearly 1,000 hits, won 205 games and got to the National League Championship Series, while also playing side-by-side during the 2006 All-Star Game...

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July, 2017: Cabrera celebrates a win with teammates at Citi Field. Credit: Adam Hunger, USA Today
July, 2017: Cabrera celebrates a win with teammates at Citi Field. Credit: Adam Hunger, USA Today

Several teams, including three American League playoff contenders, are interested in acquiring Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrerasources told New York Post reporter Mike Puma.

Cabrera, who is due roughly $4 million the rest of this season, will move from second to third base when 2B Neil Walker returns from the disabled list next week. He mostly played shortstop the last 10 years.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Cleveland Indians, David Wright, Neil Walker, Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, TJ Rivera, Wilmer Flores
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Sandy Alderson is surrounded by reporters during the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings (Credit: Manning-USA TODAY Sports)
Sandy Alderson is surrounded by reporters during the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings (Credit: Manning-USA TODAY Sports)

It's feeling like the Mets may be missing the moment to make a trade. Admittedly, I started today worried they may botch the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, end up stuck with pending free agents and lose out on acquiring prospects and players who could help next season.

However, after talking to people around baseball, I'm slightly less pessimistic.

For starters, according to Ken Rosenthal, Mets GM Sandy Alderson and the Mets are willing to include cash in trades to get better prospects back in deals, sources with knowledge of the team's thinking said.

This is good news. It'll help push things through. And, I'm glad Alderson was able to convince ownership of this approach when the front office held a strategy session earlier this week.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker, Steven Matz, TJ Rivera, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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David Wright sits in the dugout while filming a segment for SNY in St. Lucie (Photo Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)
David Wright sits in the dugout while filming a segment for SNY in St. Lucie (Photo Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)

Mets 3B David Wright is rehabbing in California and is at least three-to-five weeks away from being cleared to resume baseball activity, GM Sandy Alderson said on Friday. 

Wright last appeared in a major league game on May 27, 2016. Earlier this week, there had been news that the captain hoped to be cleared by doctors to begin baseball activity within days. 

The 34-year-old Wright clearly faces an uphill battle to return to the majors, much less be a meaningful contributor again. And Mets officials need to work under the assumption that Wright will be a nonfactor in 2018 and beyond.

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JR Sport Brief: Wright's legacy 00:01:42
In the latest installment of JR Sport Brief on SNY.tv, JR discusses the legacy of Mets third baseman David Wright.

In the latest installment of JR Sport Brief on SNY.tv, JR discusses the legacy of Mets third baseman David Wright.

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 ( Adam Hunger)
( Adam Hunger)

Mets' assistant general manager John Ricco said 3B David Wright has been shut down from his throwing program, according to Abbey Mastracco of NJ.com.

The extent of Wright's rehabilitation at this point is limited to working with the team's physical therapists in New York, according to Ricco, and there is no timetable for his return. He is currently on the 60-day disabled list.

Wright's latest setback comes almost a month after he was able to field grounders, toss lightly, and take batting practice. He has been sidelined since March 2 with a shoulder impingement, but subsequently suffered lower back discomfort. 

Wright has a career .296 batting average with 242 home runs and 970 RBI. In 37 games for the Mets in 2016, Wright hit .226 with seven home runs and 14 RBI.

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David Wright sits in the dugout while filming a segment for SNY in St. Lucie (Photo Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)
David Wright sits in the dugout while filming a segment for SNY in St. Lucie (Photo Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)

Mets 3B David Wright fielded grounders and tossed lightly overhand on Friday as he continues to rehab his right shoulder impingement, reports Dave Lennon of Newsday.

Wright played catch and took batting practice on Wednesday as he returned to his rehab program.

"If David Wright could throw the ball across the infield, he could play today," Collins said. "Except, we've got to get him some at-bats, which he hasn't had, but he's taking batting practice today. His hands are still very, very good -- I mean, this guy doesn't miss anything. It's about getting that arm back and how long that's going to take no one knows."

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David Wright sits in the dugout while filming a segment for SNY in St. Lucie (Photo Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)
David Wright sits in the dugout while filming a segment for SNY in St. Lucie (Photo Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)

Mets 3B David Wright, who is working his way back from a right shoulder impingement, resumed throwing on Friday, reports Mike Puma of the NY Post.

Wright is just soft-tossing at this point, attempting to build up arm strength.

He had only been fielding ground balls since March 2, when he was shut down indefinitely due to the shoulder injury.

He told reporters in early-March that, while he's technically able to hit and do other baseball activity, he planned to only field so he could help further reduce inflammation and not risk damaging the shoulder.

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Feb 26, 2016; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) signs autographs after spring training work out drills at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Feb 26, 2016; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) signs autographs after spring training work out drills at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

Mets 3B and team captain David Wright has only been fielding ground balls since March 2 when he was shut down indefinitely due to a right shoulder impingement.

He told reporters in early March that, while he's technically able to hit and do other baseball activity, he planned to only field so he could help further reduce inflammation and not risk damaging the shoulder.

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Mets Rally at Grand Central 00:00:20
The Mets hosted a rally at Grand Central Terminal in anticipation of Opening Day on Sunday

The Mets begin their 56th season today at Citi Field against the Braves at 1:10 pm.

The Mets are 35-20 on Opening Day, including nine consecutive wins from 1975 to 1983, during which Tom Seaver won three times.

Noah Syndergaard will be making his first Opening Day start for the Mets. Last season, while going 14-9 with 218 strikeouts and a 2.60 ERA, he made the All-Star team and received votes for the Cy Young and MVP awards.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Yoenis Cespedes
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May 18, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) reacts during the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. The Nationals defeated the Mets 7-1. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
May 18, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) reacts during the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. The Nationals defeated the Mets 7-1. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

David Wright took full batting practice today, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.

Wright has only been fielding ground balls since March 2 when he was shut down indefinitely due to a right shoulder impingement. He later told reporters that he's technically able to hit, as well as do other baseball activity. However, he planned to only field so he could help further reduce inflammation and not risk damaging the shoulder.

It's nice to see him on field with his teammates, but hitting is not a milestone for him.

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David Wright sits in the dugout while filming a segment for SNY in St. Lucie (Photo Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)
David Wright sits in the dugout while filming a segment for SNY in St. Lucie (Photo Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)

David Wright is still only taking ground balls and not throwing, Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters Tuesday in St. Lucie.

"I don't know if he's in the cage yet, but I know he's been running and taking ground balls," he added. "But that is something that he's got to keep doing, because when the arm comes, the legs will be under him."

In early March, MetsBlog's Matthew Cerrone said it might not be until the end of the month, and after another exam, before Wright is able to stand at third base and throw a baseball across the diamond.

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David Wright sits in the dugout while filming a segment for SNY in St. Lucie (Photo Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)
David Wright sits in the dugout while filming a segment for SNY in St. Lucie (Photo Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)

It could be at least four weeks, and after another exam, before David Wright is able to stand at third base and throw a baseball across the diamond, people in St. Lucie predicted Thursday.

In other words, I'm not expected Wright to get his first big-league at bat until at least May - and that's assuming he doesn't experience any other set backs along the way...

He can throw. However, what once was just mild irritation in his shoulder after neck surgery as turned in to radiating pain and weakness when he raises his hand and arm above his shoulder.

Tags: David Wright, Matthew Cerrone
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Wright speaks to media 00:06:09
David Wright addresses the media for the first time since being shut down with his shoulder injury.

Mar 2 | 5:30 PM

Although doctors have cleared him to do so, David Wright has no immediate plans to DH in games until his shoulder rehab is further along, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.

Mar 2 | 12:10 PM

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David Wright sits in the dugout while filming a segment for SNY in St. Lucie (Photo Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)
David Wright sits in the dugout while filming a segment for SNY in St. Lucie (Photo Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)

The only person in control of whether David Wright retires is David Wright. The fact is, he has a guaranteed contract for the next four years and he is going no place unless he or his doctors say so.

That said, he has made it quite clear during the last two decades that he respects us -- the fans -- and has the utmost love and appreciation for the Mets organization, their ownership, front office and his teammates, and he will never put his ego in front of what's best for the overall group.

The thing is, whether he returns to being an All-Star, everyday third baseman or he transitions to being a bench player or bounces between third and first base, David knows that he's a leader and he believes he can help the Mets on the field. 

Unfortunately, we haven't had a chance to see him consistently do any of the above during the last two seasons, which is why he and everyone around him is growing frustrated -- all while he gets older and older and continues to be paid...

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Post Game Extra: 2/27/17 00:01:39
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling discuss the Mets' 5-2 loss to the Houston Astros.

The Mets lost to the Astros, 5-2, on Monday afternoon in Port St. Lucie.


  • Asdrubal Cabrera led off the game for the Mets with an opposite field home run to left field.
  • David Wright served as the designated hitter and went 1-for-2.
  • Jeurys Familia allowed three hits and one run in one inning of work in what was his first game action of Spring Training.
  • Wilmer Flores hit a solo homer in the seventh inning...
Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, David Wright, Hansel Robles, Jeurys Familia, Rafael Montero, Wilmer Flores
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'Hello Jerry' with David Wright 00:06:10
Season two of #HelloJerry begins with a special guest, Mets third baseman and captain David Wright.

Season two of #HelloJerry begins with a special guest, Mets third baseman and captain David Wright

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 (AP)
(AP)

The Mets host the Astros on Monday at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, live on SNY at 1:10 p.m.

David Wright will bat cleanup and serve as the designated hitter.

Follow on Gameday here

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Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Mets third baseman David Wright played in his first Grapefruit League game on Saturday, going 0-for-2 as the DH in New York's 8-6 loss. 

It was Wright's first game action since May 27, 2016, after which he had neck surgery and missed the rest of the season.

Despite not recording a hit on the day, Wright felt the game was a positive. 

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Live from Duffy's: Jose Reyes 00:04:23
Jose Reyes talks with Steve Gelbs on Mets Hot Stove about his relationships with David Wright, Asdrubal Cabrera and Amed Rosario.

Jose Reyes, spending his first Spring Training back with the Mets since signing a minor league deal last summer, discussed his evolving relationship with David Wright during an appearance on Hot Stove on Thursday night.

"I've known him since 2001," Reyes said. "We're like brothers. We get along very good. ...We just enjoy the game and enjoy the fact that we're here and enjoy playing together one more time."

Reyes described coming back to Port St. Lucie like going home to the Dominican Republic. "This is home for me," he said.

On shortstop prospect Amed Rosario, Reyes said -- as someone who's been in the same position -- he's given Rosario advice on how to handle the expectations...

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 (Steve Mitchell)
(Steve Mitchell)

 Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media on Thursday in Port St. Lucie. Here's what we learned...

  • The Mets will send outfielders Juan Lagares and Michael Conforto, infielder Wilmer Flores, and catcher Travis d'Arnaud to their Grapefruit League opener against the Red Sox on Friday. 
  • The hope is that David Wright will serve as designated hitter on Saturday.
Tags: David Wright, Josh Edgin, Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores
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 (Noah K. Murray)
(Noah K. Murray)

When Jose Reyes doesn't start, the main options for the Mets at leadoff will be Asdrubal CabreraCurtis Granderson, and Neil Walker, manager Terry Collins said recently.

Reyes hit .267 with a .326 OBP and .443 SLG with eight HR, 13 doubles, four triples, and nine stolen bases in 60 games for the Mets last season.

He's expected to hit leadoff when he starts, but the Mets' starting infield from left to right as of now is expected to be David Wright, Cabrera, Walker, and Lucas Duda.

Granderson has had lots of experience hitting leadoff, but Collins is wary about moving him from the middle of the lineup...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker
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Wright discusses health, Reyes 00:05:03
Gary Apple and Nelson Figueroa catch up with David Wright to discuss his health, the 2017 team and playing with Jose Reyes again.

David Wright is expected to only DH - and not play in the field - this weekend when Mets begin their the Grapefruit League schedule, Terry Collins told reporters Tuesday at Tradition Field.

"He is making strides," Collins said, noting that Wright may not get time at third base until the middle of March. "He probably won't play a lot until we make sure his arm is right. ... We just don't want him overexposed where if he makes a bad throw all of a sudden it's a big story."

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Mets Video Recap: Feb. 21 00:02:35
MetsBlog's Matt Cerrone and SNY Mets analyst Nelson Figueroa discuss the day's events at Spring Training in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

The Mets continued workouts at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie on Tuesday...


The dynamic between David Wright and Jose Reyes has changed, as has their role on the Mets >> Read more

Reyes, Yoenis Cespedes, and Asdrubal Cabrera have been spending lots of time together at camp >> Read more...

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, David Wright, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Travis d'Arnaud, Yoenis Cespedes
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Feb., 2017: David Wright and Jose Reyes taking infield at Tradition Field (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)
Feb., 2017: David Wright and Jose Reyes taking infield at Tradition Field (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)

The dynamic I see between David Wright and Jose Reyes is not what I remember from the old days. It has changed, just as I am sure they have changed as men.

In the early days of their relationship, they were the two young guys called up to Shea Stadium at roughly the same time. The team was built around them. They were always paired together in photo shoots, on magazine covers and on the same side of the field...

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Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media on Tuesday in Port St. Lucie. Here's what we learned...

  • 3B David Wright will likely serve as a designated hitter initially during Grapefruit League games.
  • If RHP Jeurys Familia is suspended for his domestic violence incident, Collins is not worried about him keeping himself in shape during the time away from the team.
  • OF Jay Bruce will not take fly balls in center field during Spring Training.
  • The Mets have seen the potential of C Travis d'Arnaud, who is "extremely dangerous" when he's swigning well. "Everybody is allowed to have a bad year," Collins said about d'Arnaud's performance in 2016...
Tags: David Wright, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Rafael Montero, Travis d'Arnaud
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David Wright and Jose Reyes wait to hit during spring training (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)
David Wright and Jose Reyes wait to hit during spring training (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)

The Mets and Neil Walker are close to agreeing to a contract extension that could pay him roughly $40 million over three years >> Read more

David Wright threw a baseball on Sunday for the first time since having season-ending neck surgery last June >> Read more

Zack Wheeler, who dealt with elbow tenderness last week, returned to the mound on Sunday >> Read more

Jeurys Familia was absent from camp on Friday and Saturday dealing with MLB's ongoing investigation into his domestic violence incident >> Read more ...

Tags: Bartolo Colon, David Wright, Jeurys Familia, Neil Walker, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
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Finally on Sunday, during the team's first official full-team workout of Spring Training, David Wright and Jose Reyes were in the same place at the same time. Of course, it took a while before they stood close enough to one another to exchange words and be photographed together...

Actually, at one point, Reyes literally jobbed to a different field as Wright emerged.

"Uh oh, David's here, I need to go," he said laughing...

Reyes returned, photographers and reporters gathered, but they continued to stand apart...

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Feb 14, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) walks to the field during spring training workouts at Tradition Field. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 14, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) walks to the field during spring training workouts at Tradition Field. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Mets manager Terry Collins spoke to reporters Saturday in Port St. Lucie. Here is what we learned... 

  • Yoenis Cespedes is "driven" and "determined" to perform up to expectations this season. 
  • Cespedes is also relaxed and in great shape this year. 
  • David Wright is on schedule to throw either on Sunday or Monday, though he is not at camp Saturday. 
  • While he is not at camp Saturday and won't be there Sunday, Jeurys Familia is expected to return Monday
  • The team has not had this much depth since Collins has been manager of the team. 
  • Collins is excited and has nervous energy for Sunday's first official full team practice. 

Tags: David Wright, Jeurys Familia, Yoenis Cespedes
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Terry Collins (10) in the dugout before the start of a game. Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports
Terry Collins (10) in the dugout before the start of a game. Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports

 

Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media in Port St. Lucie on Friday. Here's what we learned...

Tags: David Wright, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Travis d'Arnaud, Zack Wheeler
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 (Derik Hamilton)
(Derik Hamilton)

Mets INF Jose Reyes has been told he'll take some fly balls in center field during Spring Training in addition to getting work at third base, shortstop, and second base.

"I don't see any problem," Reyes said about transitioning to the outfield at this stage of his career. "I feel like I'm a good athlete," he concluded.

Reyes added that he's excited to potentially play next to David Wright this season.

"I can't wait for that to happen," he said. "He's my big brother, we've got a lot of love for eachother."

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Feb 14, 2017; Matt Harvey (33) talks with Collins (10) during workouts at Tradition Field. Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 14, 2017; Matt Harvey (33) talks with Collins (10) during workouts at Tradition Field. Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

1) Travis d'Arnaud has a lot on shoulders as he works to improve his health, swing and throwing from behind the plate. "But, he's up for it," he knows he had a bad year in 2016 and he believes he can be better than that...

2) Jeurys Familia and Addison Reed have been told to approach spring training the same way they did last year, with Familia slotted as the closer and Reed as the team's set-up man, despite reports that Familia could be suspended to start the season...

3) David Wright is expected to start throwing a baseball later this week. There will be some activities this spring that Wright takes part in and some that he will not >> Read more.

4) Jay Bruce will get some time practicing at first base, mostly as a hedge against the potential of losing Lucas Duda's power to an injury during the season >> Read more

Tags: David Wright, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Travis d'Arnaud, Willie Reed
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 (Jeff Roberson/AP)
(Jeff Roberson/AP)

David Wright said on Tuesday that he has been pleasantly surprised with how he feels and that while he's cautiously optimistic, there are still some hurdles to clear. 

Since reporting to Tradition Field earlier this month, Wright has been taking infield practice and hitting in the batting cage at Tradition Field, Terry Collins told reporters Monday.

He explained that the biggest hurdle he has to clear is throwing from third base, which Terry Collins said should happen later this week.

Wright, 34, had season-ending neck surgery last June after playing just 37 games, prior to which he was managing chronic lumbar spinal stenosis, which limited him to just 38 games in 2015...

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Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media in Port St. Lucie on Tuesday. Here's what we learned...

  • RHP Jeurys Familia, who is awaiting a potential suspension due to his domesitc violence incident, needs to get ready physically and show people he's sorry for his actions.
  • The team will put together a schedule for 3B David Wright, who is coming off neck surgery.
  • Wright may get grounders at first base at some point during Spring Training, but there's no plan to do so yet.
Tags: David Wright, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Noah Syndergaard
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Wright (5) during spring training at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
Wright (5) during spring training at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Since reporting to Tradition Field earlier this month, David Wright has been taking infield practice and hitting in the batting cage at Tradition Field, Terry Collins told reporters Monday.

According to Collins, Wright is expected to begin throwing later this week.

Wright, 34, had season-ending neck surgery last June after playing just 37 games, prior to which he was managing chronic lumbar spinal stenosis, which limited him to just 38 games in 2015.

As of now, Collins said the Mets and Wright have yet to discuss the details of his playing time, though he hopes they can meet soon to create a formal plan.

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Mets Spring Training kicks off 00:03:05
Mets manager Terry Collins and starting pitcher Matt Harvey address the media from Port St. Lucie as Mets Spring Training gets underway.

Mets pitchers and catchers will take the field today for their first official workout of Spring Training.

Terry Collins and David Wright are expected to address the media later in the day.

The majority of the team's position players are already in camp. However, they are not required to be there until Feb. 17, as the roster's first official full-squad workout isn't until Feb. 19...

 

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Wright (5) signs a bobble head of himself before a spring training game at Tradition Field (USA TODAY Sports)
Wright (5) signs a bobble head of himself before a spring training game at Tradition Field (USA TODAY Sports)

Mets 3B David Wright has been working out at Tradition Field since early February.

Nevertheless, the Mets are continuing to take a wait-and-see approach with his health and expectations for 2017, Sandy Alderson recently told the NY Post's Steve Serby.

"I hate to put any limitations on David, because until we get to spring training, we don't know exactly what his physical capacity will be," Alderson stated. "We have to deal with the uncertainty that exists, and I think we've done that by accumulating a number of players, infielders who give us a lot of flexibility, versatility and coverage, not only at third but the other on-field positions as well."

Wright, who turned 34 years old in December, began baseball activity last month in Virginia.

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Terry Collins on Spring Training 00:08:01
Terry Collins speaks on the feeling of Spring Training and having 52 guys returning from last season.

Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media in Port St. Lucie on Monday. Here's what we learned...

  • Regarding RHP Zack Wheeler, Collins said the team will get him ready to start games and decide at the end of Spring Training where he fits best, with the bullpen being an option.
  • Wheeler and RHPs Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo will compete for the fifth spot in the starting rotation.
  • There is no plan to get OF Michael Conforto time at first base right now.
  • Collins sees the "fire" that he's seen in the past from RHP Matt Harvey. "You know this guy," Collins said. "This guy likes to be the number one."
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Feb 6, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, Wright (L) and Jacob deGrom (second from left) talk with Mets senior adviser Guy Conti (R) at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Treasure Coast Newspapers via USA TODAY Sports (Leah Voss)
Feb 6, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, Wright (L) and Jacob deGrom (second from left) talk with Mets senior adviser Guy Conti (R) at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Treasure Coast Newspapers via USA TODAY Sports (Leah Voss)

Latest Update on Wright...

Feb 9 | 6:02AM

For the second time in three days at Tradition Field, David Wright did some light running and fielding drills at third base, after which he said he felt, "fantastic," according to NY Post reporter Kevin Kernan.

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Alderson talks Mets offseason 00:05:50
Mets GM Sandy Alderson joins the BNNY panel to discuss the moves he made in the offseason.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson was a guest on Tuesday night's edition of Baseball Night in New York on SNY.

Alderson addressed several topics from what he called an "unusual" offseason.

When asked how he felt the team might improve this season given he will be bringing back essentially the same roster, Alderson pointed to health playing a key role. He specifically cited the health of the starting rotation, with Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom each coming off surgeries and Steven Matz missing time last season.

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Wright takes grounders in PSL 00:00:24
Mets third baseman David Wright fields ground balls during drills in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Mets 3B David Wright took grounders with a dozen or so teammates on Monday in Port St. Lucie.

"Wright did some light running and then fielded ground balls for about 10 minutes at third base," according to the NY Post's Kevin Kernan. "He did not throw. ... Wright aggressively charged the balls and smoothly fielded them."

Wright, who turned 34 years old in December, began baseball activity last month in Virginia.

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Hot Stove on Wright's outlook 00:06:12
Mets Hot Stove discusses what to expect from David Wright, who is coming off neck surgery, in 2017.

David Wright has no intention of retiring. Instead, he told the NY Post's Kevin Kernan, he intends to play, play well, and help the Mets win a World Series...

"Everybody I've talked to has said the same thing to me. You know when you know," Wright said at his foundation's Vegas Night at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. "It's not just to stay healthy, it's to be productive. ... What I know for a fact is I have a passion. I still feel can help get this team to where it needs to go."

Wright's Vegas Night raised more than $1 million dollars for the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in Virginia, where he was born and raised.

To read more from Wright, who talks with Kernan about his goals for 2017, reflecting on his career and life as a new dad, click here to read the article in the New York Post.

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Mar 27, 2016; Wright (5) throws over to first base at Tradition Field. Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 27, 2016; Wright (5) throws over to first base at Tradition Field. Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Mets third baseman David Wright has started baseball activity in Virginia and the team hopes to see him ready for spring training, GM Sandy Alderson told reporters in early-January.

"We won't know until we get down [to Florida] and he shows up and tells us where he's at," manager Terry Collins recently said of Wright, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. "David knows himself better than anybody, so if he feels he's ready to play games or, you know, when he's ready to get in the lineup, we're going to get him in there."

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