Noah Syndergaard was on hand in Port St. Lucie on Thursday showing off what his offseason regimen did to his body.
Syndergaard went through his entire workout shirtless because, well, why not?
But after practice he had his shirt on to discuss how he feels being back on the field with his teammates with spring training right around the corner.
"It's super exciting. Awesome feeling [with] all these guys reporting early," he said. "Just the brotherhood we all have and the drive to ultimately win a championship this year."
Syndergaard's offseason workouts used to be heavy lifting, as he wanted to simply get stronger. When he suffered his lat injury in 2017 that had him basically miss the entire season, he began exploring different ways to work out smarter and he explained how he's continuing to do so each offseason.
"This offseason was much like the last -- just keep on learning more about my body and trying to train in the smartest way possible, but also knowing I'm a professional athlete and I need to challenge myself in the weight room in order to get better on the field," he said. "Just a really solid offseason, it went by just as fast as any of the other ones go."
Syndergaard is hoping to have a bounce-back year after posting a 4.28 ERA over 32 starts compared to his 3.03 ERA in 2018. His trademark slider was inconsistent, and the different baseball had a lot to do with that. But he explained his excitement about the Mets' rotation as a whole, especially with Jacob deGrom headlining the group once again after securing back-to-back Cy Young Awards...