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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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Mets 3B David Wright fields ground balls on a back field in Tradition Field (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)
Mets 3B David Wright fields ground balls on a back field in Tradition Field (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)

Mets 3B David Wright threw on a back field at Tradition Field on Sunday for the first time since having season-ending neck surgery last June.

Wright later told reporters that he took it easy and was simply going through the motions today.

"There's still a ways to go before I feel comfortable," he explained. "It's going to take time."

Wright said he believes he'll be ready for Spring Training. 

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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...

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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

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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...

 

Tags: David Wright, Jerry Blevins, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
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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."
Tags: David Wright, Jerry Blevins, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
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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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The market for free agents has been "slow to nonexistent," meaning the Mets will reassess their options -- including keeping OF Jay Bruce -- GM Sandy Alderson told reporters Thursday at Citi Field.

Alderson said it would be hard to trade Curtis Granderson since he's also capable of playing center field.

Calling the current payroll level "tolerable," Alderson said the Mets could potentially add a free agent reliever without first trading an outfielder.

Tags: Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia
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Yanks and Mets share Series odds 00:03:31
Baseball Night in New York wonders whether Las Vegas made the right call by giving the Yankees and Mets the exact same World Series odds.

The Yankees currently have 13-1 odds to win the World Series -- the same odds as the Mets -- according to information provided by The Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The Cubs have the best odds at 3-1, followed by the Red Sox at 5-1, the Dodgers at 10-1, the Indians at 11-1, and the Nationals at 12-1.

The Yankees finished 84-78 last season after having a firesale over the summer -- including trades of Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, and Carlos Beltran -- missing the playoffs for the third time in the last four seasons. 

Tags: Andrew Miller, Carlos Beltran, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz
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David Wright was video taped swinging a bat indoors during a Dec. 27 workout at the Hampton Roads Sports Academy in Norfolk, Virginia...

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New York Mets' Jose Reyes (7) reacts after hitting a game-tying, two-run home run in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)
New York Mets' Jose Reyes (7) reacts after hitting a game-tying, two-run home run in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)

Mets SS Jose Reyes told SNY that he's healthy, ready for spring training and looking forward to finally taking the field with his old friend David Wright.

"I look forward to playing with my big brother, D-Wright," he said. "It's been a while, and never thought that when I signed in Miami that I'd be in this situation one more time. Hopefully, he's going to be healthy and doing a lot for this ball club."

The Mets signed Reyes as a free agent last summer, after he was released by the Rockies. He will earn the league minimum in 2017, after which he's eligible to again be a free agent.

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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)

The number one question surrounding David Wright as he enters his age-34 season, and his second season since being diagnosed with spinal stenosis, is how many games will he play?

He topped 100 games each season through the first 10 years of his career, but has mustered just 75 total games the last two seasons. In truth, it's nearly impossible to know what he's capable of since he's in uncharted territory with his treatment, and the range of reasonable guesses of how many games he'll play is huge.

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Mets Santa Clause Curse 00:01:57
On the day when Noah Syndergaard plays Santa Clause, the BNNY panel overreacts to the alleged Mets Santa Clause Curse.

Have you heard of the Curse of the Santa Suit? It began in 2004, when Mike Cameron played Santa Claus at the team's Kids Holiday Party after joining the Mets. 

The next season, an outfield collision with Carlos Beltran gave him a concussion and broke his nose and cheekbones.

This was only the beginning... 

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DNL Sound Off: Mets 00:05:49
Daily News Live breaks down Sandy Alderson's comments on David Wright and Zack Wheeler and discusses Jose Reyes' offseason preparations.

David Wright has still not swung a bat this winter, though he has started simulating baseball activity indoors, Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters at the team's Holiday Party at Citi Field on Tuesday.

Wright, who turns 34 this month, had season-ending neck surgery in June after playing just 37 games. He was already managing his chronic lumbar spinal stenosis, which limited him to just 38 games in 2015. The two conditions are unrelated, Wright and team doctors have repeatedly said.

According to Alderson, Wright is expected to begin full baseball activity in January.

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Alderson answers fans' questions 00:05:56
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson answers fan-submitted questions on Mets Hot Stove.

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson talks David Wright's health, Jose Reyes' position in the lineup and what he thinks of Travis d'Arnaud when he answers fan-submitted questions on Mets Hot Stove.

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David Wright waits during batting practice before facing the San Diego Padres. (AP)
David Wright waits during batting practice before facing the San Diego Padres. (AP)

David Wright will be the team's primary third baseman entering spring training, Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters Monday during the Winter Meetings.

According to Alderson, Wright is on track to start baseball activities during December.

Last month, Alderson told WOR 710 AM radio that, while he's hopeful that Wright will return, the Mets need to be realistic about what to expect from him in 2017.

"I think that we're very hopeful he's gonna be able to come back and be productive," Alderson said. However, "I think we have to be realistic about how many games we can expect him to perform."

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Can Wright contribute? 00:06:03
Mets Hot Stove talks about how David Wright factors into the team's future plans.

The Mets need to be realistic about what to expect from David Wright in 2017, GM Sandy Alderson said Wednesday night.

"I think that we're very hopeful he's gonna be able to come back and be productive," Alderson said during an interview on WOR 710. "I think we have to be realistic about how many games we can expect him to perform."

Wright, who turns 34 in December and hasn't yet resumed baseball activity, had season-ending neck surgery in June after playing just 37 games.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, Wilmer Flores
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The Mets haven't really commented on what their payroll will look like next seaosn. But, the way I see it, they can probably add roughly $50 million to their payroll next season, which - right now - is projected to open around $105 million when you factor in raises and players under contract.

I explained my reasoning here earlier this week, which is more or less the same conclusion reached Thursday by ESPN.com's Adam Rubin...

That $105 million does not include Yoenis Cespedes, Bartolo Colon or Neil Walker.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Rene Rivera, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Matthew Cerrone
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 (Anthony Gruppuso)
(Anthony Gruppuso)

The Mets have picked up Jose Reyes' option for the 2017 season, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag.

Reyes will earn the Major League minimum this coming season.

The Mets signed him to a minor league deal on June 26, shortly after he was released by the Rockies upon completing a 52-game suspension stemming from a domestic violence incident with his wife.

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New York Mets injured third baseman David Wright in the dugout before a game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets injured third baseman David Wright in the dugout before a game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Mets third baseman David Wright was named one of the Arizona Fall League's top 25 players in league history in conjunction with a promotion for Bowman Baseball Cards.

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Technically, David Wright is still the third baseman for the Mets. However, he'll be 34 years old next year, having missed 75 percent of the last two seasons due to issues with his neck and spine. At this point, it's impossible to predict what he'll be for the Mets during the remaining four years of his contract.

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Jacob deGrom high fives students at PS 89 in Queens on Friday. Credit: Marc Levine | NY Mets
Jacob deGrom high fives students at PS 89 in Queens on Friday. Credit: Marc Levine | NY Mets

After undergoing elbow surgery last month, New York Mets RHP Jacob deGrom expects to adhere to his normal throwing program in spring training in February, he told reporters Friday after meeting with students at P.S. 89 in Queens.

DeGrom had surgery in September to reposition the ulnar nerve in his right elbow, which had been causing him pain when throwing earlier in the season.

"Talking to the doctors, I don't know what really caused this," deGrom said. "He said it can pop up like that. Your nerve can get messed up, but there was definitely stress last year."

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Thank you, Mets, for a wild season. In spring training, settling for a wild card loss would have been a major disappointment. However, at 60-62 on Aug. 19, with 70 percent of the Opening Day lineup on the disabled list, simply getting to the wild card seemed like an unrealistic goal. Nevertheless, the Mets attained it. It was an amazing run and I'm glad I got to experience watching it.


Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Daniel Murphy, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz
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 (Noah K. Murray)
(Noah K. Murray)

Mets 3B David Wright expects to have a normal offseason, which should have him 100 percent ready to play by Spring Training, he told ESPN before Wednesday's game.

Wright recently said he was cleared to begin a three-month rehab program in Los Angeles.

He underwent neck surgery after last playing on May 27, and is also dealing with his chronic spinal stenosis condition.

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The New York Mets face the San Francisco Giants in a one-game, winner-take-all Wild Card game at Citi Field tonight at 8:09 p.m. ET.



Noah Syndergaard gets the start tonight for the Mets, opposed by Giants LHP Madison Bumgarner

The Mets have to cut their roster to 25 players prior to the game >> Read more

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Wright excited for Wild Card 00:02:01
Mets third baseman David Wright talks about watching his teammates reach the postseason in 2016.

Mets 3B David Wright, who is out for the season after undergoing neck surgery, is excited for the postseason, even though he's unable to play.

Wright was in uniform Tuesday for the team's workout at Citi Field and will be on hand when they face the Giants in the Wild Card game Wednesdy night.

"I feel like an older brother," Wright said. "You can't help but feel excited for them. It's not about having marquee players or having one or two or three superstars. It's about a team that has come together. A lot of these guys played together in the minor league and now are winning at the highest level. And I think that's something that this organization, this fan base, can really rally behind. ... I hope to be here through winning the World Series and then get back to rehab. That's the goal."

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 (Tommy Gilligan)
(Tommy Gilligan)

T.J. Rivera hit a go-ahead home run in the 10th inning after Jeurys Familia -- with just one ball leaving the infield -- blew a 3-1 lead in the ninth as the Mets beat the Nationals, 4-3, in Washington D.C. on Tuesday night >> Read more

The Mets remained tied in the loss column for the second wild card with the Cardinals, who beat the Cubs.


Tags: David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Josh Smoker, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Wilmer Flores
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David Wright stands in the dugout before a game against the New York Yankees. (AP)
David Wright stands in the dugout before a game against the New York Yankees. (AP)

David Wright, who was examined recently in Los Angeles, is recovering well after neck surgery and on track to be ready for Spring Training.



Latest Update (Tues., Sept. 13)

Wright, who was examined last week by Dr. Robert Watkins, is 'healing properly' and the hope is that he'll be ready for Spring Training, Jon Heyman of FanRag reported.

Wright was hoping to be cleared to resume light baseball activities, but it's not yet known what the timetable is for that.

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Aug 16, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins in the dugout prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports (Mark J. Rebilas)
Aug 16, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins in the dugout prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports (Mark J. Rebilas)

"I don't care who is not here, there are no excuses," Mets manager Terry Collins said during a post-game rant to reporters Aug. 11, which followed an embarrassing 9-0 loss to the D-backs at Citi Field.

In response to one question, he called out his team's effort, their respect for the game and their passion to play and entertain fans. He threatened that if his team didn't begin to play better, he and GM Sandy Alderson would consider replacing them with guys on the Triple-A roster. He then stood up, took no more questions, marched out of the room and gave the same speech to his team.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Steven Matz, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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Yoenis Cespedes' two-run homer in the eighth inning erased a 3-2 deficit and gave the Mets the lead as they beat the Reds, 5-3, on Tuesday night in Cincinnati >> Read more

Also on Monday, the Cardinals beat the Pirates and the Giants beat the Rockies, so the Mets remained two losses back of both Wild Card spots in the National League...


Tags: David Wright, Noah Syndergaard, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes
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Johnson's three-run double 00:01:06
Kelly Johnson smashes a bases clearing three-run double in the bottom of the eighth to put the Mets ahead 5-2 in the win over the Marlins.

Bartolo Colon allowed one run in seven innings and Kelly Johnson hit a go-ahead double in the eighth inning as the Mets beat the Marlins, 5-2, on Wednesday night at Citi FIeld.

The Cardinals and Pirates lost, moving the Mets to just two losses back of the second Wild Card.


Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Kelly Johnson, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker
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GEICO SportsNite: David Wright 00:01:19
David Wright talks about the Mets' chances down the stretch during an event at Coleman County Day Camp in Long Island.

New York Mets third baseman David Wright said his six-week checkup on his neck went well and he will have a three-month and six-month checkup as well.

Wright spent the afternoon teaching baseball, answering questions and working with children at Coleman County Day Camp in Long Island on Monday.

He told SNY that although he's not able to help his teammates on the field, he's been able to be at the games and help in the clubhouse, especially talking with guys that have never experienced a pennant race.

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The Mets lost three of four games to the Nationals over the weekend at Citi Field to, including a 3-2 loss on Sunday, while falling six games out of first place in the NL East >> Read more



Daniel Murphy kept up his torrid hitting against the Mets over the weekend >> Read more

Tags: Bartolo Colon, David Wright, Jeurys Familia, Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes
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David Wright before game two of the 2015 World Series at Kauffman Stadium. (Denny Medley)
David Wright before game two of the 2015 World Series at Kauffman Stadium. (Denny Medley)

Mets captain David Wright, while sidelined due to injury, continues to make his presence felt in the locker room. According to Newsday's Marc Carig, Wright left gifts for first-time All-Stars Noah Syndergaard and Jeurys Familia in their lockers prior to Saturday's game against the Nationals.

The two were each gifted a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label with a handwritten congratulatory note.

Familia, whose letter was written in Spanish and signed "D. Wright," was overjoyed by the gesture.

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Wright gives update on injury 00:04:52
Captain David Wright returns to the stadium to talk on his progress with his injury and being around his teammates again.

David Wright, who is recovering neck surgery for a herniated disc, told reporters Friday that he is uncertain of a 2016 return. 

Wright underwent surgery June 16 for the herniated disc and has not yet started a rehab assignment or baseball-related activities. 

"I have to try to limit my mobility," Wright said. "There's a neck brace I'm supposed to wear kind've at times where I'm around a lot of people or might get bumped into or riding a car and things like that. But it's working on my posture. Trying to take as much pressure off my neck as possible as far as trying to stay upright. ... The rehab starts as soon as the fusion takes place." 

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In this week's MetsBlog Q&ACast, presented by Citi, Matthew Cerrone talks with FanDuel's injury expert Will Carroll about Noah Syndergaard's elbow, Zack Wheeler's return from surgery, and whether David Wright will ever play baseball again for the Mets...

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New York Mets manager Terry Collins looks on from the dugout prior to taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets manager Terry Collins looks on from the dugout prior to taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Mets might not wait until the Aug. 1 trade deadline to make a trade, Jeff Wilpon said at a Harlem RBI event on Monday, according to Newsday's Neil Best.

"I think we might need to do something before that because the deadline is still four, six weeks away," Wilpon said, according to the New York Post's Zach Braziller.

Manager Terry Collins said on Sunday that he might consider shaking up the roster after the Mets were swept by the Atlanta Braves and lost for the sixth time in their last eight games.

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Oakland Athletics third baseman Danny Valencia (David Kohl/USA Today Sports Images)
Oakland Athletics third baseman Danny Valencia (David Kohl/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Mets have inquired about Oakland Athletics infielder Danny Valencia, according to the New York Post's Ken Davidoff.

Valencia, 31, is hitting .326 with 10 home runs and 27 RBIs in 49 games with Oakland this season.

The Mets have expressed interest in him, Davidoff notes, as a replacement for third baseman David Wright, who underwent surgery for a herniated disc in his neck.

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