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The Mets introduced Jed Lowrie today at Citi Field at 2pm. I listed the top quotes from today’s press conference.

Lowrie is a plus defender at 2nd base, and though has played 3B scarcely in recent seasons is likely playable or average there.

Top Quotes:

“I fully expect us to be competitive and to be a winning team and our goal is to win a championship and it starts with the division, so come get us.”- BVW

“We want to win the pennant. And after that, we want to win the World Series. I’m less concerned about what other teams in the division are doing. … I hope that those guys continue to get themselves better because we’ll go slug it out with them every day.”- BVW

“David Wright was one of the people in the Mets front office that pushed for the team to sign Jed Lowrie.” – BVW

“If other opportunities present themselves we will pursue them, but we feel really good about what we have right now.”- BVW

“Lowrie will be used at a variety of different positions, shortstop, second and third. He’ll be an every day player.” -BVW

” We envision Jeff McNeil getting a lot of playing time in the outfield this season.” -BVW

“The outfield is not our top priority at this point.” -BVW

Avilan has good chance to break camp with roster.” – BVW

“We signed Lowrie with intention to keep Todd Frazier.” – BVW

“These moves have come within the financial framework discussed with the Wilpons at the start of the winter.”
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