Spring Shots: Mets Baseball in Port St. Lucie

An article by posted on February 11, 2014

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Many Mets players are already in Port St. Lucie and the number keeps growing everyday. Pitchers and catchers don’t report until February 15 and the position players until February 20, but that hasn’t stop some Mets from trying to get a step ahead.

Here are some of the sights from Tradition Field as posted by the beat writers and the New York Mets.

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Dominic Smith is in St. Lucie and his gear is ready for action. It will be a treat for Met fans to catch a glimpse of one of the team’s top hitting prospects this Spring. (Kevin Kernan, NY Post)

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Ike Davis and Josh Satin reported to Mets camp Monday, well ahead of the Feb. 20 official date for position players. Davis plans to wait until Friday to speak with the media. (Adam Rubin, ESPN)

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We haven’t figured out what Jon Niese and Jay Horwitz are doing here. Maybe this is one of Niese’s warm-up routines? The Mets’ southpaw was the Opening Day starter in 2013, will he repeat this season? (NY Mets)

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That orange glove belongs to none other than Daisuke Matsuzaka. Looks like neon is back in style, at least in Port St. Lucie. (Kevin Kernan, NY Post)

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Bobby Parnell was one of the first arrivals to camp and tosses the ball on Monday. He’s expected to be ready for Opening Day. (NY Mets)

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We think that’s Ike Davis, but we’re not so sure though in this cool, but unattributed photo taken by TC Palm.

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This time we’re certain it’s Ike Davis as he takes some batting practice on Monday. (Adam Rubin, ESPN)

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David Wright set to fire one home from left field? Nah, he’s just having a catch and rocking some cool Mets gear. (NY Mets)

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Eric Young Jr. sports a t-shirt that reads, “Speed Swag.” These Stolen Base Crown winners are all alike. :-) (NY Mets)

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Totally cool shot from our friends at USA Today.

As you can see, baseball is in full swing at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, and in a couple of weeks we’ll start to see the Mets playing some games. It should be a lot of fun.

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Peter grew up in Brewster, NY and has been a Mets fan as long as he can remember. He moved to Massachusetts when he was 8 years old and despite the multitude of Red Sox fans influencing him, he has remained loyal. He is currently a junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, majoring in Kinesiology, hoping to eventually receive a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. Follow Peter on Twitter: @peteanselmo

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