LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – New York Mets manager Terry Collins addressed a myriad of issues surrounding his club two months away from spring training.
* Said one of the reasons why Davis hasn’t reached his potential is because he presses trying to hit home runs.
* He’s prepared to start the season with Ruben Tejada at shortstop. Collins said Tejada understood, “his career is at stake.’’
* He’s prepared to have Anthony Recker as the back-up catcher.
* Is not worried about strikeouts from Curtis Granderson and Chris Young because they offset the strikeouts with run production. Collins named Young as the player most poised to be a surprise this season. Collins indicated Granderson will hit fourth behind David Wright.
* Is pleased with Wilmer Flores attending fitness camp in Michigan. Said he’s added quickness and speed and did not rule out playing some shortstop.
* Has not come up with an outfield rotation, but Juan Lagares will be in it.
Collins said pitchers and catchers will report to Port St. Lucie for spring training on Feb. 15.
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