In a perfect world, Leathersich would love to begin the year in the Binghamton bullpen, have a terrific season at Double-A and get called up to the Major Leagues when teams expand their rosters in September. With the New York Mets not expected to contend for a playoff berth this season and lefty relievers always at a premium, it’s a dream that could come true for the Garden City southpaw.
“You can’t get caught up in that stuff and let it get in your head. You can’t lose sight of to what you’re trying to do as a player and a person,” he said. “I just want to get off to a good start and have a good year wherever they assign me.
“If I get called up, awesome. My goal is obviously to be up in the big leagues and help that bullpen out.
“I want to have my best year.”