New York Mets pitcher Justin Verlander discussed the importance of establishing a culture where people expect to win a championship in a Wednesday conference.

“I’m not afraid to talk about winning a championship,” Verlander said, via SNY. “I think establishing a culture where you expect to win a championship is important. You should be able to talk about it.

“That’s what we’re all here for. You don’t shy away from it.”

Verlander was willing to pitch beyond the two-year contract with New York at the Winter Meetings.