Mets Look at the Season: A Chat with SNY’s Steve Gelbs
With Opening Day on Monday, we chatted with Steve Gelbs of SNY to get his thoughts on this upcoming season, and of course to get ourselves and all of you more excited as well.
In case you don’t know who Steve Gelbs is (which would be extremely surprising if you’re reading this), he’s SNY’s Mets in-game reporter. You’ve definitely seen him around Citi Field, getting sunflower seeds thrown at him by Noah Syndergaard, or even just on Twitter. I luckily had the chance to chat with him, have him answer some of your questions, and of course, have a little fun as well.
Let’s get right to it then.
First, we chatted about Travis d’Arnaud, as one of our Twitter followers wondered how the team could possibly not go with him on Opening Day.
Well, at the time we spoke, Gelbs wanted to clarify that it is not 100% positive yet that he won’t be the catcher on Opening Day. But, it wouldn’t surprise him. Why? Because we all know how much more comfortable Syndergaard is with Rene Rivera.
"“As concerned as the Mets are that d’Arnaud has that boost of confidence, I think more importantly they’re concerned with Syndergaard and wanted to make sure that he has that confidence,” Gelbs explained. “This is your ace, this is your horse and when it comes to Syndergaard, the one thing we have seen, especially last season, is that if he’s worrying about the running game he’s not as effective.”"
Valid, no? Then of course we had to chat about everyone’s favorite topic currently — the Jay Bruce and Michael Conforto situation.