PORT ST. LUCIE — The Cardinals Way. Those three words evoke an organizational standard of excellence on how winning baseball should be played, the expectation of success.

No matter if you are in the minors or the majors there is a certain way to get the job done. Everyone, essentially, is on the same baseball page.

The Mets, who have not won the World Series since 1986 and have only two championships in their history, have never had such a foundation passed throughout the organization.

The Mets believe that has changed this spring training.

For the past week, the complex has been filled with 61 staff members — minor league and major league coaches, coordinators, analytics department and training staff as the Mets put together a series of seminars detailing every aspect of the game.

“The Mets Way. It’s having a philosophy. It’s having structure and purpose,’’ Brodie Van Wagenen told The Post on Saturday. “We’ve used the word purpose a lot in our meetings. We are not out here to go through the motions. We want to make sure that in our words and in our drills and in our practice we have purpose because that purpose will put us in a position to accomplish what we want to accomplish.’’

Under the leadership of Allard Baird, the VP/assistant GM of scouting and player development, a handbook has been created and practice sessions have taken place. New manager Luis Rojas ran the outfield segment of the program earlier this week. This is a total hands-on approach.

There will be no more guessing how things should be done. The Mets Way is a real thing now and not just a negative comment tossed at the organization for messing up in some strange, bizarre Mets way.

There is a worksheet on how better to connect with players, essentially how to teach effectively, which was designed by R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy, an associate professor in the Sociology of Education program in the Department of Applied Statistics, Social Science and Humanities at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Lewis-McCoy will visit camp during spring training.

“He will meet with the coaches, the mental skills coaches, analytics, trainers, everybody,’’ Baird told me. “He understands how to teach different generations and people from all over. This kind of goes to where the game is today. In that you are always looking for that edge.’’

Baird spent the first year of his job evaluating and drawing up such a plan.

“We’ve had good staff, we’ve added good staff, I also think we got the resources from ownership, we’ve got real technology now,’’ Baird said. “The purpose of the five breakout sessions [this past week] was to say, OK, what is our goal? Where do we want to be in these specific areas at the end of spring training. The coaches are the CEOs of that particular area, whether it’s catching, pitching, hitting, infield, baserunning, outfield. After they describe that goal: OK, how are we going to get there?

“Then after that we wanted guys to talk about philosophy, teaching, drills and the technology we are going to use, all those things, that last part was the meat of the session and there will be continuation all the way through the minor leagues.’’

Details, such as how to handle an outfielder who wants to show off his arm or how to best change an infielder’s poor setup position, were covered.

One of the keys, said Gary DiSarcina, who ran the infield breakout session, is “asking a player early on in his career: How does he want to be remembered as a player?’’

Mets coaches and coordinators are speaking the same teaching language.

Explained Baird: “If we send a guy from Double-A to the big leagues, there is not that ‘Oh, my god, I never heard that before,’ so that is what we are trying to create.”

On Tuesday, all coaches will meet for spring training prep. Fundamentals rule.

“Each guy got a pocket-sized fundamental book and watched a power-point presentation and then we all went on the field to go through each fundamental,’’ Baird said. “We are a total consumption of our life experiences and each guy can share that information. When that happens, you got something going on. Ultimately, this is about putting your players in the best position to win. As Luis said in one of the meetings, this is the Mets mindset and he is really excited about all this.’’

The Mets Way needs to be a winning way.