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Terry Collins speaks about upcoming season at spring training press conference

The manager shared some of his thoughts about the upcoming season.

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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.