David Wright has been the face of the New York Mets for many years now. As our Kevin Garrity tells us, a lot of new players could be just what the team needs.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- On Tuesday, it was more conditioning for the Mets pitchers and catchers on a picture perfect day.
However, they were not alone on the practice diamond. Plenty of the Mets position players were there to get an early jump on their report day.
One of the most intriguing storylines with the team this year will be the outfield.
"Curtis can play center, Chris can play center, he's been an all star centerfielder. We're very lucky to have them all and we'll weed them out as we go," said Terry Collins, Mets Manager.
Curtis Granderson, Mets outfielder, added, "We talked about a couple of things. He said 'I know you can play center, get your work in center. I know you can play right field too.' Our right field is a lot trickier than others."
"I let the team know center is where I'm most comfortable and I understood we have plenty of guys here who can play center as well," said Chris Young, Mets outfielder.
The new players in the roster are a sight for David Wright's sore eyes. Slowly but surely the front office is putting together a team to compliment his talents
"When you have a guy who's as established as Curtis and Chris who have been All-Star caliber players, it only helps the lineup," said Wright.
Collins added, "David Wright is a special breed. This guy is a star who has always said I will do whatever it takes to help this team win. Well now, we got him some help."
With the contract Wright signed last year, he pretty much guaranteed he will end his career as a Met. With some new additions and young players coming up, Wright could very well be on a championship caliber team before his career comes to an end.