PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — David Wright has some unfinished business in New York, and he still has faith he can win with the Mets.
The third baseman re-signed this winter for another eight years and $138 million, a contract he says gave him some peace of mind about his future.
Wright says "when you put together a room full of those young, energetic players, those types of teams can be scary."
The Mets started 46-40 last season but won just 28 of their last 76 games. In nine years in the majors, Wright has been to the playoffs once, in 2006.
Manager Terry Collins says Wright has long been a leader in the clubhouse, but that role has become even more important as the team gets younger.