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Collins (left) with Jose Reyes in the dugout at Chase Field. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Collins (left) with Jose Reyes in the dugout at Chase Field. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

In an effort to keep his team healthy and strong in 2017, Terry Collins told WLIE 540 AM that he plans to take a book out of Joe Maddon's 2016 playbook with the World Champion Cubs...

"The one thing we learned last year is that we've got to keep our guys healthy and one way to keep them healthy is to get them rest," Collins explained. "So, we're going to mix and match as best we can and give guys one, maybe two days a week off to keep them healthy."

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Mets infielder Jose Reyes received advice on hitting today from his friend, former Mets OF and current Astros DH Carlos Beltran.

"You're never too old to take advice," Reyes wrote on Instagram after working out with Beltran at the Bomberville Indoor Baseball Facility in the Bronx...

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Oct 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Derik Hamilton)
Oct 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Derik Hamilton)

Mets infielder Jose Reyes will play for the Dominican Republic in this spring's World Baseball Classic, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.

Reyes will join Jeurys Familia as teammates for the Dominican Republic, as several Mets will participate. T.J. Rivera and Seth Lugo will play for Puerto Rico, and Asdrubal Cabrera is expected to play for Venezuela.

The World Baseball Classic begins March 6 and ends with the championship round taking place from March 20 to 22.

Reyes, 33, hit .267 with eight home runs and 24 RBI with the Mets last season.

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Mets infielder Jose Reyes and Cubs super-utility player Ben Zobrist (Credit: USA today Images)
Mets infielder Jose Reyes and Cubs super-utility player Ben Zobrist (Credit: USA today Images)

Last season, Cubs super-utility man Ben Zobrist played 20 games at all three outfield positions, he started more than 100 times at second base, hit from seven different spots in the batting order, played first base and shortstop and picked up four at-bats as a pinch hitter.

In total, Zobrist played 147 games for the Cubs in 2016, stepped to the plate 630 times, hit .272 with 18 home runs and ended a 4.0 WAR player, according to FanGraphs.com.

"There have really been only two Ben Zobrists in the past 50 years and one of them is Ben Zobrist," David Schoenfield wrote in a Dec. 28 post for ESPN.com.

According to Schoenfield, Wilmer Flores is the best young candidate on the Mets to be groomed in to their version of Zobrist, i.e., a guy that can play multiple infield and outfield positions, while hitting well-enough to be a full-time player.

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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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Jose of all trades 00:04:58
Steve Gelbs goes 1-on-1 with Jose Reyes to talk about how happy he is to have returned to the Mets this past season.

 

Jose Reyes should take note of how Joe Maddon used Ben Zorbist in 2016, because it's very much how Terry Collins will be using him next season...

Mets GM Sandy Alderson reportedly pushed hard for Zobrist last winter. However, Zobrist turned down more money from the Mets to sign with the Cubs, with whom he played 20 games at all three outfield positions last season, started more than 100 times at second base, hit from seven different spots in the batting order, played some first base and shortstop and picked up four at-bats as a pinch hitter.

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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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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)

The Mets will work out Jose Reyes in the outfield during Spring Training, Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters Monday at the MLB Winter Meetings.

"We didn't want to do it last year, because we didn't want him working out at multiple new positions," Alderson explained about when the Mets acquired Reyes last summer.

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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.

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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)

Jose Reyes will be working to improve at every infield position this winter so he can be ready for whatever is asked of him in Spring Training, he told reporters Tuesday at Catherine & Count Basie Middle School.

"Wherever the skipper wants to put me, I'm going to be open to doing it," he said. "Whatever is best for the team, like I said, I'm going to be open to doing it."

Reyes said he was asked about playing outfield a bit when he first signed with the Mets last summer, but it hasn't been discussed since.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Jose Reyes wants the Mets to retain Yoenis Cespedes, who recently became an unrestricted free agent, he told the NY Post on Tuesday.

"Every team needs a player like Cespedes in the lineup,'' Reyes said about Cespedes. "He's a game-changer. I tried to talk to him to better convince him to coming back, but that is something I can't control. Not only me, but every player on our ballclub wants him back."

Granderson, who was with Reyes at an event at MS 72 in Queens, said Cespedes seems comfortable as a Met.

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 (Richard Mackson)
(Richard Mackson)

The Dodgers are open to trading IF/OF Howie Kendrickreports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports

Rosenthal notes that the Phillies have interest in Kendrick and says it isn't clear whether a deal is close.

Kendrick, 33, hit .255 with a .326 OBP and .366 SLG with eight HR and 40 RBI in 146 games, while getting starts at second base, third base, first base, and left field.

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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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GEICO SportsNite: BNNY on Mets 00:04:25
The Baseball Night in New York crew discusses the Mets split with the Cardinals and if they can make a run to control a playoff spot.

In 16 games played since returning to the Mets, Jose Reyes has hit .239 with an OBP of .278 and OPS of .771.

He has 16 hits in 67 at-bats, nine of the them for extra bases, for eight RBIs. He has three stolen bases tying him for third on the team this season with Curtis Granderson and David Wright and behind Juan Lagares.

Reyes was unable to play the second game of the doublheader July 26 due a strained left intercostal muscle. An injury of that nature can take anywhere from a few days to multiple weeks depending on the severity.

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