Originally posted on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 2/22/12

During an optional player workout, David Wright, Daniel Murphy, and Lucas Duda took batting practice on back field in Port St. Lucie which features the new dimensions of Citi Field back at Flushing.  According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, here is what Wright and Murphy had to say:

You could tell. And if you couldn’t tell, Jeff [Wilpon] was there to remind you. It was fun. It’s a little different down here in Florida. You’ve got the wind. You’ve got the humidity. So the ball doesn’t probably carry as much as it will in different conditions. But obviously if you ask a hitter if they enjoy hitting in a more-hitter-friendly park, they’re going to say yes. And I’m no different than that.”

~David Wright

The wind was blowing out to left pretty good, so that felt pretty good. I saw David hit some balls out. I think he hit one out to right-center. I think Jeff came up and said something to him. He was like, ‘See, I told you we brought them in.’ And then Duda hit a couple out to left. And there was one ball, the last swing I took, to 358 in left-center that ran out of real estate that I was like, ‘All right, I kind of like that a little bit.’”

~Daniel Murphy

Here are some pictures from the Mets official Twitter page of the construction that is taking place back at Citi Field:

Right field Wall construction

Left Field platform where new seats will be

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