Pitchers and catchers reported on February 15 for the New York Mets, signaling the glorious news that the 2014 season is officially underway.
After five straight seasons of losing baseball in Flushing, the mission for this year’s squad is simple: Post a winning record.
Acquiring players like Curtis Granderson and Bartolo Colon brings some optimism. These signings are the most significant ones of Sandy Alderson’s tenure as general manager.
It’s nice to hear a little buzz coming out of Port St. Lucie with these acquisitions and a lot of exciting young players in camp. Despite that, uncertainty remains at several spots on the roster.
The decisions made prior to starting the year against the Washington Nationals could change the trajectory of the Mets’ season significantly.
Here is a to-do list for Terry Collins, his coaching staff and the front office to work off during spring training.
Player statistics sourced from Baseball-Reference.