Terry Collins: As Of Now, Hot-Hitting Jordany Valdespin Is The Mets' Leadoff Hitter"Right now, the way Valdespin has been swinging the bat in that spot, we're leaning towards him," Collins told WFAN host Mike Francesa on Wednesday. "As of right now, that's what we're looking at."
David Wright Out Of WBC With Moderate Rib Strain, Could Miss Opening DayMets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wright would rest for three to five days. Only time will tell whether the 30-year-old star is ready to begin the regular season on April 1, the GM said on Friday.
Coleman: Sandy Alderson Breaks Down Plan For David Wright Moving ForwardInstead of traveling to Port St. Lucie to be examined, Mets third baseman David Wright boarded a plane in Miami and flew to New York to be examined by team doctors. General manager Sandy Alderson made the announcement on Friday morning.
Matt Harvey Doesn't Allow A Hit In 4 1/3 Innings In Mets' Win Over MarlinsThe Mets' right-hander was nearly perfect while tossing 4 1/3 shutout innings in a 4-1 win over the Marlins on Thursday. Harvey's only baserunner reached on an error. He struck out five batters and threw 35 of 48 pitches for strikes.
Mike Francesa At Mets Camp: Day 1 — Wright, Sandy, Wheeler And MoreDay 1 at Port St. Lucie kicked off with second baseman Daniel Murphy. General manager Sandy Alderson and starting pitcher Matt Harvey followed. Jon Niese, Zack Wheeler, David Wright, Terry Collins and Travis d'Arnaud were present as well.
Coleman: Battery Of Matt Harvey, Travis D'Arnaud Gels In KissimmeeHarvey pitched his initial two innings of the spring against the Astros, concentrating on keeping his fastball down in the zone, and he thought d'Arnaud did an excellent job of helping him get strikes.
Kallet: Byrd Might Be The Word For Mets In Right FieldThere's potential there. There's a chance. There's a job to be won for a player who was once a threatening major-league hitter -- and could be again. And with the current state of this outfield, that hope and belief is all that Mets fans have right now.
Coleman: Don't Expect To See Johan Santana On Opening Day"Delayed somewhat" means being pushed back to the March 10-15 range, which makes it highly doubtful that Santana could get enough work in to be ready by April 1.

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