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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Yoenis Cespedes reveals his new offseason training plan | New York Post

What the heck is the training staff doing?

“I think in the past I have gone into the season where I have spent a lot of time in the gym doing a lot of lifting, so I come in feeling very strong,” Cespedes said through an interpreter before the Mets’ 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Marlins. “But I definitely wasn’t dedicating the time I need to be running, to really give resistance to my muscles.

“So although I was starting out strong, I can tell during the season my muscles weren’t able to keep up, they were probably wearing out, so I figured out that’s definitely where the change needs to be.”

Jim Furtado Posted: September 20, 2017 at 01:07 PM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, yoenis cespedes

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Yoenis Cespedes wants to finish career in Oakland - San Francisco Chronicle

“I wish that happens,” Céspedes said, adding “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.”

A series against the A’s means more to the outfielder than most because of his fond feeling for the team and for the fans, he said.

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

Jim Furtado Posted: July 22, 2017 at 09:58 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, mets, yoenis cespedes

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.”


 

 

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