Brandon Nimmo is excited about his new teammates.
The 25-year-old Mets outfielder was at Citi Field for team's holiday party on Tuesday, which coincided with the introduction of Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz, and Nimmo is certainly looking forward to the impact they could have on the Mets next season.
"We're gonna try and win next year," he said. "I think that's something Brodie (Van Wagenen) has said from Day 1. ... So I think we have the pitching staff and now, obviously, he's looking at a few more pieces, but Robinson and Edwin, those are two great pieces to add to try and help us win next year."
Nimmo's name has also been floated out as a potential trade piece for the Mets as Van Wagenen continues to take an aggressive approach this offseason, but the outfielder was a rare bright spot in the lineup in 2018.
He hit .263/.404/.483 with 17 home runs and 47 RBI in 140 games last season and batted mostly out of the leadoff spot.
Nimmo hopes he can continue to improve and looks forward to learning from his new left-handed hitting teammate in Cano.
"Robinson, I've heard nothing but great things about him as a person and player," he siad. "Obviously, I grew up watching him as well and is going to be a very special experience for me to learn a lot from him. As far as Edwin goes, everybody knows what he can do. Led the major leagues in saves last year. So young, too, think he's younger than me, what an accomplishment from such a young guy and I think there's even more in his bright future."