Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media prior to Monday's season-opening game against the Braves at Citi Field. Here's what we learned...
- The Mets need to embrace the expectations. The team is filled with players who have won and know what it takes.
- Collins hasn't thought about the fact that lots of players are in their walk-year, but adds those players should be 'doubly motivated.'
- Noah Syndergaard has matured a great deal as a pitcher, learning to command his stuff and control his demeanor.
- Bartolo Colon, now with the Braves, was a big factor for the Mets and helped the development of Hansel Robles and Jeurys Familia.
- Collins is mindful of the fact that Jerry Blevins had reverse splits last season, but wants to have him out there as much as possible.
- Lucas Duda's back is finally healed and Collins sees a lot of energy from him.