MLBPA union head Michael Weiner believes David Wright saved his team money on his new contract (Puma, NY Post).
Weiner also says the Mets will have to spend more on their big league payroll to be competitive (Carig, Newsday).
Dan Warthen is looking for Josh Edgin to take a more cerebral approach to his camp this spring (Puma, NY Post).
David Wright is starting to speak his mind, now that the Mets have secured him for the next eight years (Harper, Daily News).
Ike Davis is ready to play a key role with the Mets (Castillo, Star Ledger).
Lucas Duda is continuing to learn defense on the fly (Kerwick, Star Ledger).
The Mets plan to be more aggressive on the base paths this season, even though they don’t have much team speed (Diamond, Wall Street Journal).
Michael Baron, Contributor
As Diamond says in his report, the Mets don’t need to steal more bases to be a better on the base paths. They don’t have much speed, so that’s going to be a difficult challenge to overcome anyway. Rather, the Mets need to evolve from being a station-to-station team, steal at strategic times as a unit, and get on base more consistently to be better.