Mets LH reliever Jerry Blevins discussed what the dynamic will be like with former pitching coach Mickey Callaway as manager.
"We'll feel that out," Blevins said Wednesday night on Mets Hot Stove on SNY. "Your pitching coach is always your guy you go to. You kind of don't want to go over anyone's head. But Mickey is so approachable and he's such an easy guy to talk to -- I'm sure a casual conversation, we'll be able to talk about pitching. But for the most part, I talk to Ricky (Bones) in the bullpen, and then Dave is the top guy. And if we need to go anywhere else, we will."
Blevins, who reiterated his belief that the team's closer by committee philosophy will work, said that he wouldn't have to change his routine. However, he noted that AJ Ramos is adjusting his routine since it used to revolve around being ready for the ninth inning.
The 34-year-old Blevins, who is currently projected to be the only left-hander in the bullpen, said he wouldn't be fazed by it.
He also discussed the Mets' potential this season.
"I think if we remain healthy, we have a championship-caliber team," Blevins said. "There's no denying that. We have the talent, we have the drive, we have a common goal. I'm really excited to play this season. I'm super-excited to put on this Mets uniform. We've got a ton of talent, a great leadership, and we're all pushing in the same direction now."
Blevins had a 2.94 ERA and 1.36 WHIP with 69 strikeouts in 49 innings (75 games) last season.