Mets manager Mickey Callaway told players and coaches to stand up if they have ever been to the playoffs.
"It was more than none," third baseman Todd Frazier said with a smile.
Callaway, entering his second season leading the Mets, has a mission for his club to make the playoffs in 2019 after a disappointing 77-85 season. And Frazier is among those who believe in the team.
"I think that was exciting to see and I think everybody's getting that itch to get back in the playoffs," Frazier said on Monday.
Callaway said he estimated his group -- players and coaches -- have played a total of 209 World Series games. And yes, that includes everyone remaining from the 2015 pennant run.
"We have a ton of playoff experience in that room," Callaway said. "... That's experience that is valuable to everything we do."
Callaway himself has been to one World Series when he was the Cleveland Indians pitching coach in 2016, one game away from a championship. Frazier, meanwhile, came within one game of reaching the World Series with the Yankees in 2017.
Frazier, in the second year of a two-year, $17 million deal, slashed just .213/.303/.390 with 18 home runs and 59 RBIs in 115 games with the Mets last year. But he believes he and the rest of the team can rebound.
"It's Year 2," Frazier said. "We've put things in the past and it's time to move forward."
It starts with Callaway. Frazier and Callaway are both entering their second seasons in Queens, and Frazier said he could tell his manager was more determined this time around.
"Mickey was a little more forceful, you could hear it in his voice," Frazier said.
New Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen has echoed that confidence, telling the rest of the NL East, "Come get us." Outfielder Michael Conforto said he loved that mantra, and Brandon Nimmo also said he thinks Van Wagenen set the tone for a successful season.
Last year, though, the Mets won 11 of their first 12 games, then had a .440 winning percentage the rest of the way.
Perhaps they'll be able to sustain a winning record throughout 2019.