Mets GM Sandy Alderson told Bruce Beck on WNBC in New York that he expects to retain David Wright long-term (via MetsBlog). The GM intends to let Wright play out at least part of the season, but said he "cannot foresee David playing elsewhere.” Here are some more Mets-related links...
- Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com suggests it’s obvious that Wright’s next contract will exceed $100MM (Twitter link). The Mets have a $16MM club option for Wright in 2013 ($1MM buyout).
- The Mets may have a better rotation than the Yankees, Bill Madden of the New York Daily News writes. Mets starters have out-pitched their cross-town counterparts three turns through the rotation, but the Yankees can be expected to pitch better over the course of the season.
- Scouts have been impressed with Dillon Gee's command, Madden writes.
- Mets manager Terry Collins admits he may have put too much pressure on Mike Pelfrey a year ago. The Mets briefly considered releasing the right-hander this spring, but he has pitched well to this point.