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Mets release their 2018 Spring Training schedule

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Asdrubal Cabrera
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Asdrubal Cabrera

If you’re looking to get down to Port St. Lucie this spring to catch some Mets baseball, we’ve got your covered on which dates might be the best.

It’s never too early to get excited about Mets baseball and Spring Training. E

ven though we’ve probably been talking about it for a few weeks, now we have a schedule to go along with it.

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On Monday, the Mets officially released their schedule for its exhibition games down in the Grapefruit League this spring. The Amazin’s will be playing 31 games down in Florida as they get ready for the regular season.

Since the actual games that count start a little early this year, Spring Training will also kick off earlier than usual. We’ll get to see the new coaching staff, and hopefully some new players (hint, hint) make their debuts in February.

New York will play 17 games at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie. It all get started against the Atlanta Braves on Friday, February 23. They’ll be facing their National League East foes only twice all spring – the second time coming on the 28th of February away from home.

As usual, the Mets will be playing the Marlins and the Nationals a lot this spring. They’ll face off against Miami and Washington a total of six times each.

If you’re looking to get down to Port St. Lucie at some point this season, the best stretch of games is likely from March 4 to March 7. The Mets are home for four straight contests against the Washington Nationals, Detroit Tigers, the defending champion Houston Astros, and the New York Yankees.

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The Mets will wrap up Spring Training on Sunday, March 25 against Miami before heading up north for Opening Day. That’s scheduled to be on a Thursday this year, March 29 to be exact. The St. Louis Cardinals will be at Citi Field to get the regular season started at 1:10 p.m.