May 14, 2021

Mets’ Michael Wacha opens up: Highs and lows, expectations (New York Post)

Mets free-agent addition Michael Wacha discusses the highs and lows of his pitching career, his personal expectations, overcoming a scapula injury and more in a Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby.

Q: What is your mentality on the mound?
A: Whenever I’m on the mound, not really much going through my head besides it’s kind of just mano-a-mano. It’s me verses you, and my mentality is I’m gonna beat you type of deal.

Q: Do you hate hitters?
A: Whenever I’m out there, yup.

Q: Is that important?
A: Yeah. I think you have to have that mentality, for sure.

Q: You were an All-Star in 2015. Do you believe you can be an All-Star again?
A: 100 percent, yeah. I plan on making a lot more in my career. I’m 28, I’m young, man. I’ve got a lot more years in me for sure.

Q: How would you describe your career so far?
A: Definitely some ups and downs. Still a lot left to prove though.

Q: What is it exactly you want to prove?
A: Just that I can get the job done up here at this level. That I can be one of the best in this league. That’s my mentality. I feel like whenever I’m out there, I’m one of the best in the league. Just prove to everybody … prove to myself, prove to my…

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