Important Mets spring training schedule dates through Opening Day

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Mar 26, 2023; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets right fielder Starling Marte (6) talks
Mar 26, 2023; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets right fielder Starling Marte (6) talks / Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports

Starved for New York Mets baseball? You’re not alone. The offseason has been a slow climb, but we’re almost there. Get through these next few weeks of winter, hope the Groundhog doesn’t see his shadow, and search through the junk drawer for your sunscreen. Baseball will be back before we know it.

One of the first signs of baseball returning is the release of the spring training schedule beyond just the games. That has been known for a while already. Only shared this week are the details of the rest of the spring schedule leading up to Opening Day.

When do Mets pitchers and catchers report?

What a lovely day to see some pitchers and catchers again. The Mets arms and backstops will show up to Port St. Lucie on February 14 just in time for Valentine's Day. There is nothing more romantic than baseball and this report date proves it.

When is the first full workout?

The first full workout for the Mets this year will happen on February 19. All players are expected to report to the facilities by this day although we can certainly expect a large majority of them to already be there in advance. It’ll be a first in-person introduction for many. For the fans, it’s our chance to see who doubled-up on bicep curls in January.

When is the Mets first spring training game?

The first Grapefruit League game will happen on February 24 versus the St. Louis Cardinals. Someone you didn’t realize was on the Mets roster will go against a guy on the Cardinals you’ve never heard of. It’s okay. It’s not about the names on the back of the jerseys—it’s about those impossibly high numbers some players are forced to wear. Something about a number 72 hitting against a 91 is oddly intriguing and something we’ll only ever see in spring training.

The Mets will play their last spring training game on March 25 against the New York Yankees. Cross your fingers its a "tune -up" game with Marcus Stroman on the mound. Let's get some early drama.

When is Mets Opening Day?

The Mets will open the season at home this year versus the Milwaukee Brewers. How perfect is this? A team David Stearns had a heavy hand in building will visit the one he crafted this offseason. Kodai Senga versus future teammates Corbin Burnes is a good way to start the year.