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Monday, July 18, 2016

Cespedes’ new OF preference creates odd-man-out dilemma | New York Post

Who goes to the bench?

“I would rather play left field because I’m comfortable and also because it’s less work on my leg,” Cespedes said after going 0-for-3 with a walk in the Mets’ 5-0 victory over the Phillies. “If they give me the option I will stay in left field.”

Jim Furtado Posted: July 18, 2016 at 09:03 AM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, yoenis cespedes

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Yoenis Cespedes, Noah Syndergaard injuries make bad day even worse for Mets | Newsday

There are bad days, and then there are the stomach-turning, waking-nightmare, crawl-under-the-bed-type days that the Mets experienced yesterday.

How terrible was it? Put it this way: Losing Matt Harvey to season-ending surgery was the least of their problems.

Stunning, but true. By the time Friday night’s game against the Nationals began, the Mets already were past the grieving process with Harvey. Little did they realize that saying goodbye to Harvey until 2017 was merely the start. Things would get much worse.

In the fourth inning, team MVP Yoenis Cespedes, apparently injured while chasing a fly ball, had to leave with a strained right quadriceps. And while everyone was trying to process the magnitude of that loss, they were blindsided by what felt like the season’s knockout blow.

That was Noah Syndergaard walking off the mound, flanked by Terry Collins and a trainer, his night abruptly cut short in the fifth inning. After an hour, the team announced that Syndergaard exited with what was described as “arm fatigue,” adding for emphasis that it is not “elbow-related” — a phrase they flashed on the centerfield video screen to hopefully quell panic in the stands.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 09, 2016 at 11:50 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: injuries, mets, noah syndergaard, yoenis cespedes

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Yoenis Cespedes knows Cuban star’s talent better than anyone | New York Post

Gourriel hasn’t played at a high level of competition in a while. Thinking he can step in and help the Mets this year is probably far-fetched.

“At the time that I left that was the best ballplayer in Cuba,” Cespedes said through interpreter Melissa Rodriguez. “He is a five-tool player. When I was in Cuba we were best friends.”

The Mets need to make a serious run at the free agent. With David Wright likely heading to neck surgery, the Mets desperately need to find a solution to their third-base problem and think about putting together an offense that takes full advantage of the super pitching staff.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 16, 2016 at 08:19 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, yoenis cespedes, yulieski gourriel

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

The Yoenis Cespedes trade wasn’t one-sided at all | New York Post

n his first four starts following a late-April promotion, Fulmer never got beyond five innings, had a 6.52 ERA and a .944 OPS against. In the four subsequent starts, he has worked at least six innings each time, posted a 0.32 ERA and .378 OPS against. In his last three outings, he has given up three or fewer hits and yielded no runs. No pitcher in major league history has ever had three such results in their first eight starts. The previous fewest starts was 10 by Anibal Sanchez in 2016.

Fulmer pitched six shutout innings Monday against Toronto, and one of the relievers who followed him was Sanchez, relegated to the bullpen after going 3-6 with a 6.67 ERA as a starter. Sanchez’s poor work and that by Mike Pelfrey (1-5, 4.76), who starts Friday against the Yankees, only elevates the importance of Fulmer, who averages 94.7 mph with his fastball and has groundball tendencies. Fulmer’s next scheduled start is Sunday against the Yankees.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 08, 2016 at 10:36 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, michael fulmer, tigers, yoenis cespedes

Monday, April 04, 2016

New York Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes on outfield drop: ‘I’m human’ - Mets Blog- ESPN

OK, then.

“The ball just fell out of my glove,” Cespedes, who also struck out to end the game with the tying run at third base, said through an interpreter. “...The ball just fell. I’m human.”

Jim Furtado Posted: April 04, 2016 at 06:51 AM | 58 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, yoenis cespedes

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Reed’s inside-the-park home run | MLB.com (Video)

Oh boy.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 24, 2016 at 03:29 PM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, yoenis cespedes

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Yoenis Cespedes Plans to Join PGA Tour After Baseball

Does Yoenis Cespedes have a future on the PGA Tour?

The New York Mets slugger certainly seems to think so…

“He’s got a complete game, honestly,” trainer Chris Wray told the The Times. “If he would take lessons and leave baseball, he could play on the Tour. He’s a three, four handicap, and he’s playing part time.”

 

PreservedFish Posted: March 03, 2016 at 07:13 PM | 91 comment(s)
  Beats: golf, mets, retirement tour, yoenis cespedes

Friday, February 26, 2016

Yoenis Cespedes on his transportation in Cuba: ‘A bike and I walked’ - Mets Blog- ESPN

Being a major league player is supposed to be a lot of fun. Why shouldn’t he enjoy himself a little?

Jim Furtado Posted: February 26, 2016 at 10:50 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, yoenis cespedes

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Yoenis Cespedes showed up to spring training on a badass motorized tricycle - SBNation.com

Cespedes has a cool ride.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 23, 2016 at 10:54 AM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, yoenis cespedes

 

 

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