As the final days of spring training wind down for the New York Mets, manager Terry Collins and his brain trust are finalizing the 25-man roster that will be headed to Flushing, N.Y., for the April 1 season opener against San Diego.
Some players have taken full advantage of their opportunity to make the parent club while others reflect on opportunity lost. Spring training can be quite a paradox. The optimism that usually accompanies it can also turn into disappointment when roster opportunities fade away.
It's been an interesting time in Port St. Lucie, to say the least. Only a precious few days remain. Here are the biggest winners and losers during this year's Mets spring training camp.