Like many Mets, Jeff McNeil is down in Port St. Lucie early to gear up for the start of spring training. Position players don't have to report until the end of the week, but that hasn't stopped many from getting a head start.
McNeil also comes into spring training with a more defined role than he had last season. Though he played very well in a super-utility role, the 27-year-old is expected to be the Mets' everyday third baseman. And it's something that he believes will make this spring simpler as he prepares for the 2020 regular season.
"Yeah, a little bit," he said on Monday morning. "I think for the most part I'll be at third base, I'm not 100 percent sure about that yet. But, yeah, kinda know what I'm doing this year so makes it a little bit easier."