Mets presented NL championship rings with governor on hand

Mets third baseman David Wright on Thursday: "After we get the rings, it’s officially last year." Seth Wenig/AP Photo

NEW YORK -- The New York Mets received some bling in a low-key ceremony Thursday. They also got some motivation for 2016, according to captain David Wright.

With New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on hand, players received National League championship rings before an off-day workout at Citi Field. Retired Michael Cuddyer traveled to New York at the invitation of Wright to participate. The Mets also flew in rehabbing Zack Wheeler and Josh Edgin from Florida.

The 10-karat white gold ring features 110 round diamonds and 42 round sapphires that total 2.75 carats.

Of course, Wright noted, the goal is to win a World Series title, not just a pennant.

“All of us will wear that proudly,” Wright said. “But, at the same time, it’s time to move on. After we get the rings, it’s officially last year. We need to start worrying about this year. So, I think, it’s a nice cherry on top. Obviously we could spend all day reflecting on the success that we had last year and the run and how much fun we had on the baseball field. But I think the flip side of that is it gives you a little motivation. That second-place ring is not what anybody in here wants. It’s that’s first-place ring. So I think it reminds you that you’re still working for that.”