Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media in Port St. Lucie on Wednesday. Here's what we learned...
- If closer Jeurys Familia is suspended for the beginning of the season, the Mets will "have to go outside the box" at times -- including potentially using LHP Jerry Blevins -- when it comes to closing games.
- OF Michael Conforto is "too good a player" to continue to struggle.
- If everyone is healthy, there will likely be two spots open in the bullpen, and the team could "very easily" take three left-handers.
- There are no plans to begin the season with a six-man rotation, but it's a consideration for later on in the season.
- RHPs Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo have nothing to prove regarding pitching in the big leagues.
- INF Neil Walker, who Collins thinks is going to have a big year, "is a leader" who helped lead the charge in the clubhouse in 2016.
- There is no concern about RHP Noah Syndergaard's desire to throw harder this season.