Mets reliever Anthony Swarzak was asked over the weekend about a potential Subway World Series between the Mets and Yankees.
"Both teams got to be there, I know we will," Swarzak said.
The Mets, who were decimated by injuries in 2017, finished 70-92 after reaching the World Series in 2015 and the Wild Card game in 2016.
The Yankees, who lost in the Wild Card game in 2015 and missed the playoffs in 2016, finished 91-71 last season and were eliminated by the Astros in Game 7 of the ALCS.
The only time the Mets and Yankees faced off in the World Series was 2000, when the Yankees beat the Mets, 4 games to 1.
Like Swarzak, RHPs Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard are confident in the Mets' chances this season.
"Definitely," deGrom said last week when asked if winning the World Series was a realistic goal. "Last year, we had so many injuries. We got Cespedes healthy, Conforto will be healthy, Harvey, Noah, Steve (Matz), Wheeler. Look at everybody who was hurt last year. And you put those guys back on the field, that makes a big difference."
"I think we've made some great acquisitions,'' Syndergaard told Kevin Kernan of the NY Post last week. "We have a great lineup, a force to be reckoned with, solid defense behind us and the pitching staff is going to hold their own so I am really excited to get the ball rolling.
"I think if the staff stays healthy it's going to be a very interesting season. Interesting in a good way.''