David Wright likes what he sees when it comes to the Mets' new-and-improved roster.
The former third baseman, who is now a special assistant to GM Brodie Van Wagenen, does not believe the lineup will struggle to score runs as it did last season.
"Our lineup is certainly stronger and deeper than it was last year," he said on Friday.
The Mets bolstered their lineup with the additions of Robinson Cano, Wilson Ramos and Jed Lowrie this winter. They join a lineup that already has the likes of Todd Frazier, Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo and Jeff McNeil.
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"I think Brodie had a great line: We're trying to take the 'what ifs' out of it," Wright said. "Sometimes in the past, it felt like guys had to have career years for us to have a good offense or to make it to the playoffs. If you have a guy having an average year, down year, you have a guy behind him that is qualified to get some of those at bats and creates a good, healthy competition heading into spring. Sometimes that competition is good, where you have a couple guys fighting for spots in spring. It makes everybody better and ultimately makes the team better."
The Mets will have competition at first base, where top prospect Peter Alonso -- who smacked 36 home runs in the minor-leagues last season -- will get a chance to compete for a spot with J.D. Davis. There is also the possibility of using Frazier and even Lowrie at first base, too.
It is that versatility and depth that Wright also notes is important to have because it allows players to receive more days off and remain well-rested.
"Brodie's looking to make everythying more versatile," Wright said. "You could play a certain guy at every infield position and give a guy an off day each week. ...Everybody is getting plenty of at-bats, everybody is getting plenty of rest and I think that's overlooked. I'm not sure the numbers but I knew when I got a regular scheduled off day when I played I felt fresh and crisp and I think that helped my productivity. I think Brodie's got his finger on the pulse when it comes to a versatile, deep team and making our offense better."