Mets are open for business in Florida

Players have started showing up in Port St. Lucie, and Terry Collins is already there, too

Updated: January 24, 2011, 7:41 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- On Monday, the first day the New York Mets opened their spring-training complex for players who voluntarily chose to arrive early, first-year manager Terry Collins offered thanks to the first attendees. He then made a pledge.

"I know exactly where I came from, and where I'm going," Collins said, referring to the bulk of his career being spent overseeing farm systems, including last season as the Mets' minor league field coordinator. "And you guys are going to get ...

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