Four Mets questions that will be answered in Spring Training
Can they please just stay healthy?
The Mets had Lucas Duda, Travis d’Arnaud, David Wright, Neil Walker, Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Steven Matz all miss considerable time due to injury last season. Not to mention the fact that Asdrubal Cabrera and Yoenis Cespedes missed some time as well with other ailments.
If the Mets don’t stay healthy, they won’t succeed. They defied the odds last year by even making it to the Wild Card game with all those injuries, but you’re probably not going to catch lightning in a bottle twice. It’s obvious, but it’s true. So this spring, that should be the no. 1 focus for the entire club: stay healthy.
Don’t be surprised if back specialists come out of the woodwork through spring to evaluate not only how Duda is performing, but also Walker and Wright.
Sandy has done a pretty good job of creating some depth should injuries befall this team again early on.
We really don’t know what to expect from David Wright this season, but Jose Reyes seemed like a more than capable replacement last year in orange and blue.
With Spring Training being extended for an extra week this year, if the Mets can keep all their main pieces intact after it, it’ll be a win.