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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)

Mets third baseman David Wright is still about two weeks away from throwing as he continues his program to alleviate the pain from his shoulder impingement, he told Kevin Kernan of the New York Post

"When I first started throwing I could tell it was just not right because I never had that sharp, shooting pain going into my shoulder like that,'' Wright said. "There's just no way of doing what I'm capable of doing at third base and being productive for this team with the pain.''

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

 

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.

Tags: David Wright, Jose Reyes, Matthew Cerrone
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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... 

Tags: David Wright, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Matthew Cerrone
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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.

Tags: David Wright, Jose Reyes
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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.

Tags: David Wright, Matthew Cerrone
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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."

Tags: David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Matthew Cerrone
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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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