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Mets manager Rojas believes they can contend in NL East

Posted at 6:34 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 18:34:06-05

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The Mets, like most teams, are dripping with optimism as pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training.

New manager Luis Rojas says the 2020 Mets are ready to win.

"We have a great roster. We have great position players, versatility, we have a great starting rotation," he said.

Rojas was made manager after Carlos Beltran was fired just months after taking the job for his role in the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal.

"It's definitely a shock, we were all very excited about getting the chance to play for Carlos," said outfielder Michael Conforto.

However, Rojas appears to have the support of at least one key Met.

"I'm extremely pumped and excited to have Luis as our manager," said starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard. "He's a guy that has a winning pedigree throughout the minor leagues. I think two championships in Savannah and one in Binghamton."

In addition to pitchers and catchers, some position players have reported to camp, including Conforto and Yoenis Cespedes.