1) Matt Harvey will pitch in one of the team's first five regular-season games, but Collins isn't sure if Harvey will pitch the home opener against the Phillies April 13. The Mets open the season on the road at Washington and Atlanta.
2) Harvey will be used the same way the Cardinals used Adam Wainwright in 2012, when Wainwright pitched 198 2/3 innings after missing the 2011 season after Tommy John surgery (which Harvey had in 2013 and forced him to miss last season).
3) Harvey will not skip starts, but instead will make five-inning starts from time to time.
4) Collins wants Bobby Parnell to close when he returns, but - if Jenrry Mejia or another reliever is dominant as the closer - no change will be made.
5) Dillon Gee will prepare for a starting role, but, if all six starters are with the team at the end of camp, Gee will start the season in the bullpen.
6). The leadoff spot is up in the air between Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares.
7.) The Mets are 'absolutely' a playoff team. Earlier, he said that "We've been sitting around for four years saying to be patient. It's time for guys to step up and play the way they're expected to play."