Many returning players on the Mets are arriving to Port St. Lucie with confidence that the team can build upon last year's Wild Card appearance and become the World Series-caliber team they were in 2015.
"If we wouldn't have gotten hurt last year, we would have been playing in the World Series," RHP Addison Reed said to Marc Carig of Newsday. "If we stay healthy, we'll go far."
The starting rotation, plagued with injuries down the stretch in 2016, is recovering well, according to C Travis d'Arnaud, who has worked with Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz.
"They're all feeling great. We have all the confidence in the world."
Pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training Sunday, which is earlier than usual due to the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Position players must report by Feb. 17.