It was a jam-packed season finale of Mets Hot Stove Thursday live from Duffy's Sports Grill as the SNY crew spoke with Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen, Robinson Cano, Michael Conforto, Todd Frazier, Brandon Nimmo and Jeff McNeil.
With Spring Training kicking into high gear this week and the Mets' first Grapefruit League game coming up Saturday, Van Wagenen and his players discuss their goals for the 2019 season and how camp is going so far.
"We have to come together as a team," Van Wagenen said. "We can't let adversity dissuade us from our belief that we can win. And if we do that, then we can overcome injuries, we can overcome regression from certain players. But we know we have enough talent around us to be able to stand tall at the end of the season."
Conforto has been talked about quite a bit already during camp, and being healthy for Spring Training after dealing with recovering from shoulder surgery last spring is not something Conforto is taking for granted.
"It's nice just to be able to participate in everything," he said.
Cano discussed the approach that has made him such a consistently productive hitter throughout his career.
"I always considered myself a line-drive hitter, no matter how many homers I hit," Cano said. "But for me, my philosophy is to use the whole field."