Mets assistant general manager John Ricco told reporters Wednesday that he and the Mets are still confident with the team's strength and conditioning staff.
Pitcher Robert Gsellman is latest player to land on the 10-day disabled list after suffering a hamstring strain while running to first base during Tuesday's game. Ricco believes it doesn't make sense to look at all the injuries as one major trend the team is facing.
"What I think the smart thing to do is break down each one of them, look at them individually and then back into, 'How did we get there?'" Ricco said. "We're evaluating our people, our policies, our processes. And what I can say right now is we have a lot of confidence in our group in what they do. I think Sandy [Alderson] is on the same page as I am."
Ricco also defended senior strength and conditioning advisor Mike Barwis, who is known for his use of heavy weights as part of his training regimen.
"We've seen a lot of results, actually," Ricco said. "He works with a lot of our players, up and down the organization. A lot of the minor leaguers, a lot of the players we've developed over the years and gotten to the big leagues, I think is due to some of the things he's done with them, during the season and the offseason."