“He just tells him to be patient and his time’s going to get there, and not to focus on what can happen, just to focus on the moment right there,” Nido said. “Because when it comes, he’s going to get to enjoy it.”
Two years ago, Michael Conforto represented the Mets at the Futures Game in Cincinnati. He was in the majors by the end of the month and is now a first-time All-Star. The Mets’ players understand that Rosario will be similarly pivotal for the long term.
“He’s going to be the future shortstop for this ball club,” Reyes said earlier this season. “Everybody expects him to be here soon — sooner than later. I’m looking forward to that, too, because the guy can play.”
Reyes, a switch-hitter, said he was a different kind of player from Rosario, who bats right-handed and is two inches taller than Reyes, at 6 feet 2. Reyes was more of a base-stealing threat — he is the…