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Monday, July 31, 2017

Jeremy Guthrie Heading Home

Another Players’ Tribune autobiography.

One night, after another miserable start, a teammate of mine — a close friend who shall remain nameless — sat me down and just put it out there.

“Hey, man,” he said, looking me in the eye, “I hate to say it, but maybe it’s time for you to take it to the house. This just isn’t for you anymore.”

I didn’t really know what to say, so I just kind of looked at him.

He continued, “Maybe you should just retire and pursue something else instead of putting yourself through this any longer.”

Bote Man Posted: July 31, 2017 at 12:45 PM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: jeremy guthrie, players tribune, players' tribune, retirement

Friday, July 21, 2017

NYP: Yoenis Cespedes: I want to finish my career with A’s

Melvin to Cespedes: “Damn baby! What did you do to your hair?”

Yoenis Cespedes hasn’t finished the first season of his four-year, $110 million contact with the Mets, and the star outfielder already is thinking about joining another team.

Before Friday’s game against the A’s at Citi Field, Cespedes told the San Francisco Chronicle that he would like to end his career in Oakland, where he debuted in 2012, and remained until being traded to the Red Sox in July 2014.

“I wish that happens,” Cespedes said in a rare, English-speaking interview. “I told [former A’s and current Mets teammate Jerry] Blevins, ‘I don’t know how many years I’m going to play, but I’m going to play the last year of my career with Oakland.’ I don’t know if that’s possible or not, but that’s my goal.

“I still love the A’s. They were the first team to give me an opportunity to play in the big leagues. I love Oakland all the time.”

Cespedes’ affection extends to Oakland’s bench, where the slugger said he believes A’s manager Bob Melvin has done a better job than every manager he’s ever had, including the Mets’ Terry Collins.

“I tell my guys here all the time that he’s the best manager for me so far,” Cespedes said. “I don’t think there’s a better manager than Melvin.”

Renegade (((JE))) Posted: July 21, 2017 at 11:05 PM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, mets, retirement, yoenis cespedes

 

 

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