Port ST. LUCIE – On Monday, without saying the Mets are adding players for the season, Acting General Manager Jack Scott signaled the team to reach this point.
“I feel really good about the roster,” Scott said after the Mets’ initial full-squad workout. “I think we’re pretty settled with the 40-man. We may have some other types of non-roster deals and some other opportunities that present themselves during the spring, but I like that group. Sounds great about what we have right now. “
It is a group that includes starting pitcher Taijuan Walker, who signed a two-year deal with the club over the weekend. Albert Almora Jr., Kevin Pilar and Jonathan Willer were other depth pieces that have come up in recent weeks. After the return of Marcus Stroman to the qualifying offer, with the addition of Francisco Lindor, Carlos Carrasco, James McCain and Trevor May, major showers of winters had already arrived in the winter.
Specifically asked about the bullpen, which only added May and Aaron Lup on major league deals (and lost a potentially big slice with Seth Lugo’s elbow surgery by throwing the right-hand side until at least April) Would stop), Scott was that material.
“I like what we have right now,” Scott said. “I think there are people that might not have had the weather they wanted last year, but I expect good things from them this year. This calf has huge arms here so I’m excited about the people who have we have. “
Scott also said that the Mets are set at third base.
“JD Davis is a very strong player for our organization,” Scott said. “We have some versatility with some other people that we brought here, so I feel really good about it.”
Dominic Smith, Carlos Carrasco and two other players (whose manager Luis Rojas did not name) were absent from the first workout for non-injury reasons. Rojas indicated that the players are expected to resume workouts by the end of the week.
Rojas, Scott and team president Sandy Alderson spoke to all the players on a zoom call before the workout.
“We talked about how talented we are and accepting that, but being cognitive is not just going to do it,” Tejas said. He said, “We need to work hard for the contender where we are going to be the contenders. We are going to be the team that goes there with a winning mentality. “