RHP Noah Syndergaard, who reported to Spring Training in Port St. Lucie, FL on Wednesday, said the Mets will be "a force to be reckoned with" this season.
"I think we've made some great acquisitions,'' Syndergaard told Kevin Kernan of the NY Post. "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.''
The Mets have added OF Jay Bruce, 3B Todd Frazier, RH reliever Anthony Swarzak, 1B Adrian Gonzalez, and have re-signed INF Jose Reyes this offseason.
Syndergaard, who missed the majority of last season due to a torn lat, had a 2.97 ERA and 1.05 WHIP with 34 strikeouts and three walks in 30.1 innings (seven starts).
Along with Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz, and Zack Wheeler all dealt with serious injury issues last season.
Syndergaard admitted in December that after adding so much muscle prior to the 2017 season -- potentially contributing to his injury -- that he would be adjusting his offseason training regimen.
"I still crush it pretty hard," he told SNY's Steve Gelbs. "But the exercises are very specific to what I need to be doing. Last year, I don't know how many sets of pullups I did. I haven't done a single pullup all offseason. Just different row variations, trying to get the shoulder capsule strong and working on my hip flexibility."