Video: Mets David Wright Meets Media

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.

Video: Mets deGrom Talks 2018 Goals

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.