Mets' new manager to depend on team leaders amid COVID-19 challenges
The Mets are reporting to preseason camp at Citi Field on Friday and new manager Luis Rojas can see the challenges ahead.
Rojas said he's not worried about the talent on the field, saying the Mets have a deep roster on offense and pitching.
But he is worried about keeping his players safe from COVID-19. He said he has new gray hairs just thinking about it.
The Mets have already had one player test positive and one coach who they will keep at home for health issues.
Rojas said the Mets will be strict from the start with distancing and cleanliness, but he will need the players to police themselves too.
“We have a lot of leaders in this clubhouse. The communication among them is going to make this even better,” he said. “The trust factor is going to come into play with this group.”
Rojas also said it was disappointing that fans would not be able to watch them at camp but knows “in our hearts they'll be home pulling for us.”