That's the goal and the plan for the 31-year-old veteran who is with his sixth Major League team heading into his ninth season in 2016.
De Aza has been knocking the cover off the ball so far in Spring Training, hitting .407 (11-for-27) with three doubles. He's getting on base, a lot. In fact, De Aza leads the Mets with a .514 on-base percentage after walking twice in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Marlins.
"I'm just trying to get ready for the season," De Aza said. "Things are going well."
Quite well, in fact. De Aza has played in 13 games, not recording a hit in just four of them. In two of those hitless games, he drew a walk.
It's business as usual for De Aza, who played for three teams last season (Orioles, Red Sox, Giants) and has a lifetime OPS of .736.
"Just preparing myself and come into Spring Training and give it a shot," said De Aza, who has been nothing but impressed with what he has seen this spring from the Mets as a team. "The Mets have everything. They have pitching, hitting, defense, I love the team."