Mets rookie SS Amed Rosario told reporters Wednesday that, while he has yet to meet Mickey Callaway, he has heard nothing but good things about the team's new manager.
"It seems like he's a really great guy," Rosario added. "I think he's going to be a wonderful manager. He's a young guy and it sounds like we're going to be made to feel really comfortable with him."
According to Rosario, he has continued to talk every day either by phone, text or in person with Jose Reyes, who is a free agent for the first time since rejoining the Mets during June, 2016.
Rosario has repeatedly told reporters that he views Reyes as a baseball mentor, as well as a life coach, as the two often communicate about issues a young ballplayer deals with off field.
"It something for me where, of course, it would be important if he was around," Rosario said Wednesday, according to NJ.com. "It's not just for me, but I think for the whole team he's a guy who brings a lot of energy. ... I think that is so important."
The Mets are reportedly open to considering a reunion with Reyes. However, with Rosario expected to start at shortstop, and with Asdrubal Cabrera and Wilmer Flores on the roster, there is less of a need for Reyes in 2018.
According to Rosario, his goal this offseason and spring training will be to continue improving his overall in-game focus, as well as shrinking his strike zone.
"I know it was a little big and I need to really work on making that smaller," he concluded.