(NEW YORK) — The New York Mets are hoping 2013 will be much better than their 2012 season.
The Mets have made a couple offseason acquisitions to try and improve the ball club during the offseason, but the biggest was giving David Wright a new eight-year contract.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson spoke about the importance of keeping Wright in Flushing.
“David’s been here a long time. I think it was important to keep him a Met,” Alderson said. “We were able to reach an agreement that I think essentially keeps him a Met for his entire career.”
The Mets will host the 84th All-Star Game come July, and Alderson said officials are already evaluating Citi Field.
“We’ve had a lot of people from MLB doing various things in connection with the All-Star Game over the last several months,” Alderson said. “From the time it was announced that we had the game, there’s been a lot of activity.”
As for the team, Alderson says he is happy to have all home-grown players surrounding the infield in 2013.
“From first to third, they’re all home-grown. Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy, Ruben Tejada, and David (Wright),” Alderson stressed. “I think that’s a testimony to the system as well as an important factor for our fans to keep in mind.”
Pitchers and catchers report to camp on Feb. 11.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire