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Mets Morning News: David Wright and Zack Wheeler take steps forward during workouts

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Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Despite his age and contract status, Sandy Alderson has no intention of leaving any time soon and says the Mets are all in.

Alderson also met with Neil Walker’s agents to possibly discuss an extension. Walker could be used as a utility man going forward.

On the first day of workouts, Terry Collins had a positive outlook for the season ahead.

David Wright took another step forward in his progress as he prepares for Opening Day, but nobody knows for sure what the future will hold for him.

After having a minor hiccup earlier in the week, Zack Wheeler threw a successful bullpen without any discomfort. Wheeler desperately wants to come back strong and prove all the doubters wrong.

PECOTA took an optimistic viewpoint when projecting Travis d’Aranud’s 2017 season.

Jon Niese signed a minor league deal with the Yankees.

Around the NL East

Braves infielder Sean Rodriguez spoke publicly for the first time about the unfortunate car accident that will cost him significant playing time.

Nationals’ star Bryce Harper met with the media and remained mostly tight lipped on several topics.

Around the Majors

The Royals and first baseman Eric Hosmer have discussed a contract extension, but should no deal get done Hosmer could seek a 10-year deal as a free agent.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts envisions Yasiel Puig as his every day right fielder.

Blue Jays star third baseman Josh Donaldson could miss 2-3 weeks of spring training with a calf strain.

The Players Union was not happy with how the Yankees treated Dellin Betances.

Yordano Ventura had a tumultuous year before his life was tragically cut short in a car accident.

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke covered Zack Wheeler and David Wright returning to baseball activities. He also wrote about Sandy Alderson meeting with Walker’s agents.

Chris McShane wrote about Jon Niese’s move across town to the Bronx.

This Date in Mets History

Tony Clark signed with the Mets on this date in 2003. Clark ended up being a productive piece on an otherwise unremarkable team.