Luis Rojas' expectations for Mets this season: 'We're gonna be a contender'

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On Mets Hot Stove, second-year manager Luis Rojas gave SNY's Steve Gelbs his impression of the additions to the Mets' roster this offseason, predictions for Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso, and his expectations for the team in 2021.

"I'm very excited. We've been very active, made a lot of moves, I've just been very excited," Rojas said. "I can't wait to see the position players join camp. … Can't wait to see them out there performing and competing against the other teams."

But even with those high expectations and an exciting offseason, the Mets will still need to prove themselves as true contenders, playing in what should be a very competitive NL East.

Rojas says this team is looking forward to that challenge.

"We feel pretty good. We're gonna be a contender," said the Mets' skipper. "It's a tough division, Steve. We're going to have some tough competition. I know that. The guys know that. We can't just say that we're good when we feel pretty good with the roster that we have and the ability of the players that we have. We've got to go and do it. So, our expectations are high.

"We feel like we're gonna be a contender, but we've got to go and perform, and it starts right now in the spring."

Watch Rojas' full interview in the video clip above.

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