A really great interview with Mike Nickeas was done by MetsMerizedOnline.com and I recommend you all go read it.
There is nobody who has worked harder than Mike. He has given everything to this organization. He worked through injuries to finally have a chance to play everyday. Even when he wasn't playing in AA he was working with Josh Thole, who was in-effect taking his potential job, on being a better defender. Then in 2010 he finally had some luck. He finally was the healthy one. He could finally focus on his game while Thole kept moving through the system. He finally figured things out with Luis Natera. Yet he was still helping the future when the Mets wanted to keep him with Jenrry Mejia.
Now he is actually getting a chance to live the dream. He could start the year on the Mets roster and stay there all season. He will have Spring Training to work with Dave Hudgens and whichever other coaches he needs to improve his own game. And he will still be there to help Josh Thole and the pitchers. So if the Mets decide he is their backup catcher it goes beyond the field and beyond his own game. Just remember that.
Let's Go Mets!