Earlier today, Mets manager Terry Collins spoke to reporters at spring training about the upcoming season. The Mets and the team's beat reporters tweeted a bunch of his thoughts. Here's a summary:
- Right now, Collins sees Eric Young Jr. as the Mets' best option for the leadoff spot.
- The Mets will take the best pitcher they can for the fifth spot in the rotation. Let's cross our fingers that Jenrry Mejia has a great spring.
- He's been impressed by Ike Davis in the early going.
- Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde sound very likely to make the team's Opening Day bullpen, according to Anthony DiComo.
- Wilmer Flores will probably get some time at shortstop in spring training.
- Jon Niese is still the favorite to start on Opening Day.