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WATCH: Cespedes avoids serious injury despite being hit on hand

    The New York Mets appear to have avoided disaster. Slugger Yoenis Cespedes was hit on the hand during the top of the third inning of the team’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday and left the game. He went inside the clubhouse to be examined and undergo evaluation. Luckily the X-rays were negative, and the team said he just has a contusion on two fingers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boos Rain Down On Cespedes For Lack Of Hustle

Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has heard plenty of cheers from appreciative Mets fans in the seven weeks since he joined the team and changed their fortunes with his explosive bat. However, when he struck out in the fourth inning on Tuesday and failed to break for first base after the ball skipped past catcher A.J. Pierzynski, […]
Via Mets Merized Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Two hitters who played into big contracts in 2015

At the beginning of each season, sports analysts and pundits discuss the "contract-year" players who are are going into the final year of their current contract. An emphasis is placed on these players because of a myth that has been advanced for years. The argument posits that players in the final year of their contracts will see an increase in production as they play harder...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Harper vs. Cespedes: Who will win the NL MVP?

Two outfielders from the same division are vying to be crowned the 2015 National League MVP. Bryce Harper put up record numbers for the underachieving Washington Nationals, and Yoenis Cespedes has performed at the top of his games for the surprising New York Mets. One thing is certain: One of them should win. And, if either Harper or Cespedes are named the NL MVP, then they...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes: The best trade deadline acquisition in years

Yoenis Cespedes is, quite frankly, kicking ass and taking names for the Mets. He’s played in just 41 games with the team, and is hitting .309/.356/.691 with 17 homers. In 102 games before the trade with the Tigers, he homered 18 times. Those 17 homers also rank third on the Mets (behind Curtis Granderson and Lucas Duda, who have both played at least 120 games with the team),...
Via The Outside Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Cespedes Is A Risk The Mets Have To Take

On Monday night, Yoenis Cespedes hit his 35th home run of the season and 17th since being acquired by the Mets. After not homering in his first 10 games with the Mets, all 17 of Cespedes home runs have come since August 12, which is the most in the majors since that date. Jeff Passan put […]
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes and the MVP Award

Lately there’s been some talk about Yoenis Cespedes as an MVP candidate. Jon Paul Morosi wrote a piece advocating for Cespedes at Fox yesterday, Richard Justice wrote a similar piece for, and those are just the ones I saw in between cleaning up randomly placed pockets of cat vomit and carting my kids around town to their various appointments. So there might be more. Articles...
Via Fangraphs
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets, Yoenis Cespedes agree to remove contract clause

Will Yoenis Cespedes be a New York Met in 2015? That’s a question that will be answered this offseason, but New York seems determined to keep him. On Tuesday, the New York Post reported that the Mets and Cespedes had agreed to remove a clause from his contracted that would have prevented the team from re-signing him until May 15th once a period of five days after the World Series...
Via The Outside Corner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

How Yoenis Cespedes saved the Mets from themselves

It all seemed to be coming together for the Mets. It looked like they had just traded for the kind of impact bat their lineup so desperately needed in the form of Carlos Gomez and that he would propel the pitching laden Metropolitans to a division championship. And then this happened: This kind of gaffe seemed typical of the Mets of the past ten years. An all-star caliber player...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Seinfeld, Yoenis Cespedes continue witty Twitter banter

Jerry Seinfeld is a longtime and devoted New York Mets fan, so it was no surprise that he greeted the team’s acquisition of Yoenis Cespedes with great joy and anticipation. The comedian and the slugger have since been engaging in an amusing Twitter back and forth, banter that was continued when Cespedes replied to a somewhat offbeat tweet from Seinfeld that included an amusing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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