PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Though the Mets are still considering naming David Wright the fourth official captain in franchise history, they do not plan to make any sort of spectacle of it.
Manager Terry Collins echoed a recent comment made by chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon that Wright does not need an embroidered "C" to command the respect of his teammates. Still, it would be a symbolic gesture for the face of the franchise, whose new contract keeps him under team control through the 2020 season.
"He knows he's the guy," Collins said. "He knows he's the man here. This is his team. He's the face of it. He's the captain. Does he need a 'C' on his jersey? [Derek Jeter] doesn't have a 'C' on his jersey. So I don't think it's necessarily that important. Are we going to have a press conference to make David Wright the captain? I don't see one coming. But that's not saying it's not going to happen."