Mets Pitchers and Catchers report on February 17 69 days until Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Mets Pitchers and Catchers will report to Spring Training in Port St. Lucie on February 17, the team announced. Position players will report on Feb. 24 First full squad workout will be on Feb. 26. The Mets' first preseason game is March 3 against the Nationals. Their first regular season game is Sunday night, April 3 against the Royals in Kansas City. <-- Seriously?!?! That's just fuckin' mean, man! Before the first pitch of the season is thrown, the Mets have to watch the Royals get their World Series rings.