New York's Mets Second Baseman Robinson Cano arrived at the Mets camp this weekend and made a speech on Sunday morning at Port St. Lucie's video via the social media account
Cano is considered by many to be the centerpiece of Mets general director Brodie Van Wagenen, who overhauled this team's roster and upper-minor systems during the first three months of his career. Players like Wilson Ramos Jeurys Familia Jed Lowrie J.D. Davis Keon Broxton Justin Wilson One of many others attesting Brodies introduction of "Win Now and Later Victory".
as [how Van Wagenen described it would look]. [He said he would] go there and build a team that could participate in competitions. He has added many good pieces and this team looks really good. We all pray that each one of us will stay healthy. If you have a healthy team – especially this kind of team we have – we can do pretty good things in this game. "
36-year-old Cano is clearly aware of the expectations of having a well-paid player and a team to embrace the scenario and understand the responsibility involved.
"You have to play for a team and get the chance to wear the uniform, you have to go out and perform. They have fans in the stands who go out and spend their money watching you play. As a player, you want to go out and do your best. We are not [machines]. We will not go out well every day. We will make mistakes. we are a human. "
" But as a player, you know you have to go out to perform. Because not only the fans come to the game, but there are people who watch, and there are young children who look up to you. "
Mets' new second baseman was asked if" Brodie knows as well as you do, "he believes that GM will succeed in his new job for the first time and that Van Wagenens ability to seamlessly from one side of the He is going to be a good GM because you can now, in his freshman year, see that he got all those pieces. Cano says he wants to win.
When asked how he feels in the 15th Major League in his 15th spring training, Cano joked, "I feel like I'm 25," adding, "It's how you feel mentally […] For me, I just go out […] and work on where I feel I need to improve. "He was asked about a possible goal of 150 games played this season and answered like any baseball fanatic.
As long as I'm feeling good I love to play this game I enjoy it, I love this game young child do you dream of going to the big leagues, so if I have the opportunity to play every day I would like to do that, "said Cano." I do not want to retire [from that 150-game mark] once you've played like this No matter what point in your career you are at, you just want to get out there because you love this game. "
Asked if there might be some time in the first one Based on general manager Brodie Van Wagenen in a study interview with WFAN last week, Cano admitted that it was all news for him.
"I did not understand [any]so I have never I think about it, "Cano said and laughed out of the movie Press Corps before figuring out if he was aware of the idea of spending some time first. "No."
Cano continued his rise through the New York Yankees organization and his time in Seattle ("I have no regrets, I've had five great years there, the only difference was the journey It was not used, other than that That all was well, the city was perfect, I love the city of Seattle. ") and seems to have every intention of bringing this Mets team back to the Promised Land.
"I grew up in the Yankee system. They teach you how to become a champion from the minor leagues. [After winning] There a championship, and to come seven or eight times in the playoffs, it's like you want to go there every year. I did not make it to Seattle, and I know it's not because we did not have a team – it's just part of the game – but here I'm looking forward to being back in the playoffs.
As for the endless stream of baseball knowledge that he had during his time alongside Derek Jeter Mariano Rivera and the shiploads of championship-level players that lay in the mid-2000s Yankees clubhouses, Clearly, Cano learned more than just professional-level baseball; He learned how to prepare for a season in which the championship goals were linked. He also explained the pressure associated with the game in New York City.
"As a young player to ascend through the system of Yankees and you do not make any money, it's easier to play […] in front of them fans because you get a chance to learn. Especially [for] myself, the team we had back then, were all superstars, the future Hall of Famers, "said Cano. "I learned early in my career […] I could look left or right and I could ask anyone any questions. That helped me alot.
The game still has superstars today, but unfortunately some of them are without a team, and most MLB clubs start training the entire team on Monday. Cano agreed with the current atmosphere of the Major League Baseball Agency.
"It's hard when you go out as a player and invest all those efforts in the offseason to be able to play in season these numbers, and you sweat to get a deal," said Cano. "If you earn a deal, […] and you're young and have talent and can not get a deal, that means baseball is going in another direction. There are a lot of people out there who have no job. "
" I'm surprised. I would say that every baseball player is shocked, "he said. "I mean, people like [ Manny Machado ] [ Bryce Harper ]. Both are young people who were in this league. They had numbers – Machado last played in the World Series This year, Harper had already won an MVP – I thought they had already signed [have]. "
A lot of the lessons that Cano has learned as a young man in the area of greatness will certainly help a team that has teamed up with talented, young position players in Michael Conforto Brandon Nimmo 19659005] Amed Rosario and Jeff McNeil . However, the entire squad should benefit from the wealth of experience that Cano brings to the team.
New Closer, Edwin Diaz who came to Seattle with the Mets along with Cano Exchange Jay Bruce Anthony Swarzak Gerson Bautista and the High-Level Mets Prospect Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn Obviously, he got a crash course in New York from Cano, who is experienced in the city.
"I told Edwin how hard it is [the New York press was]just a joke. As a young kid, I've just told him: "Remember, it's a different scenario – especially if you come from another system in Seattle – you [have] do not have much to do with media, you do it not I have to deal with the fans calling the radio station [to criticize you]. "
" So I just told him […] do not let the big city come in your head. Just go out, compete, have fun – that's the biggest thing, just go out and have fun – knowing that you're human. Do not try to be perfect. Do what you know – play baseball and pitch. It's the same game in another city […] Just be yourself and have fun.
As a reporter pointed out, Cano received the former captain of the Mets from David Wright Cano has obviously not overlooked the importance of.
"Nobody will replace David Wright […] first. It was sad that he had to end his career in this way. I played with David, against him in the minor and major leagues. […] He is a man nobody will replace. [It feels] It's special that I can have his locker, "Cano said before hesitating to symbolically fill the captain's shoes.
" This is a game you play as a team, I'll go out and do my best and give everything I have, but I do not like putting pressure on me and saying, "I have to go out and be [David Wright]but I will do my best and give everything I need to win and helping that team again. "
When every player – pitcher, catcher, positionalist – arrives at the camp, he gives his gaze to what's going to come in. For this team, it's hard to come up for the upcoming season Do not get more excited Let's Go Mets.