Michael Conforto was the Mets' hero on Tuesday night, delivering a pair of home runs against the Marlins to help keep the team's playoff hopes alive.
Some speculation remains, though, about what the future could hold for the outfielder. The left-handed hitter is under contract with the Mets for the next two seasons and is set to become a free agent prior to the 2022 season.
SNY's John Harper recently posed the question about whether or not the Mets would be open to signing him to a long-term contract.
According to Conforto, he's focused on being a New York Met, and hopes the team can keep its young core together in order to reach their ultimate goal.
"I want to [win a championship] with this team in New York. That's my dream."- SNY (@SNYtv) September 25, 2019
Michael Conforto wants to reach the pinnacle of the baseball world as a Met 🔶🔷 pic.twitter.com/58wTgwdf8L
"New York is all I know in Major League Baseball, and I love this place," Conforto told SNY on Wednesday. "I've been through almost the highest highs and some of the lowest lows. I've been sent down, I've been an All-Star, I've done all of those things. Really what I want is to win a championship. The reason why we play this game is to win a championship and I want to do it with this team in New York.
"That's my dream, so hopefully we can keep this young core together. The pitching staff is elite, like it has been the last couple of years, so I think as we continue to grow and mature as hitters, I think we're going to have a very good team."
This season, Conforto has set new career bests in home runs (33), RBI (91), hits (136) and runs scored (88).