Position players reported to Port St. Lucie today. Team captain David Wright spoke to the media about his desire to play again. He wants to make sure that he makes every effort to play again before he decides to retire. But he doesn’t know if he’s ever going to be able to play again.
It’s incredibly sad to see a formerly great player go out because of injuries. Wright’s had three surgeries in the last year and a half on his back, neck, and shoulder. So it’s been looking more and more likely that we won’t ever see him play again.
The Mets signed LHP Jason Vargas for 2 years/$16 million. Vargas won 18 games for the Royals last year where Dave Eiland was his pitching coach. Continue reading “Mets Spring Summary Feb. 16, 2018”
Check out the SNY video from the Mets workout today in Port St. Lucie.
Here’s another great MLB clip of Jose Reyes hitting for the cycle in June 2006 in front of a big crowd as Shea Stadium. Reyes was in his prime and the stadium was rocking back in those days. Good memories.
Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without Yoenis Cespedes.
This is a great MLB clip from 1989 of Kevin McReynolds hitting a triple to complete the cycle with Howard Johnson and Darryl Strawberry scoring on the play. Also, its nice to hear Fran Healy’s voice again.
Jacob deGrom talked to SNY this week about his goals for the season. No surprises here, he’s shooting to win the Cy Young Award and World Series. He correctly points out that the health of the pitchers, collectively, is the most important factor in the Mets success this year.
deGrom is going into his 30 year old season in 2018 with just over 3 years of MLB service time. He’ll earn $7.4 million this year and be eligible for arbitration in 2019 and free agency in 2021.