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Yoenis Cespedes deserves to be remembered fondly

Yoenis Cespedes deserves to be remembered fondly

La Potencia was, above all, a positive presence who brought us some amazin’ memories. Yoenis Cespedes’ career with the Mets was messy, but then again life is messy. His tenure in New York was complicated, but then again life is complicated. His time with the Mets wasn’t perfect, but then again life isn’t perfect. And just like that, La Potencia’s run with the Mets abruptly ended when the 34-year-old opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns over coronavirus on Sunday. It wasn’t the storybook ending we had dreamed about would be when we came to New York, full of power,...
New York Post Aug 9, 2020
Yoenis Cespedes seen out salsa dancing in video weeks before Mets opt-out

Yoenis Cespedes seen out salsa dancing in video weeks before Mets opt-out

Yoenis Cespedes was seen out at a Long Island restaurant salsa dancing with an unidentified woman roughly three weeks before his dramatic Aug. 2 opt-out from the rest of the Mets’ season, according to a video obtained by TMZ Sports. In the clip posted Sunday, the Mets star, 34, is filmed tearing it up on...
Amazin Avenue Aug 4, 2020
Yoenis Cespedes’s greatest moments with the Mets

Yoenis Cespedes’s greatest moments with the Mets

When healthy, he was one of the most exciting players on the field. Right before the deadline on July 31, 2015, GM Sandy Alderson acquired Yoenis Cespedes from the Tigers after a whirlwind week for Mets fans. As fans all know by now, this trade altered the trajectory of the season and Cespedes become synonymous with the thrill ride in the same way Wilmer Flores did. The ending, of course, isn’t what anyone envisioned back on that warm July afternoon but there is little doubt the neon sleeve, the Lion King music, and the absolutely Herculean blasts brought joy to Citi Field that had been...
Rising Apple Aug 4, 2020

Mets: Dominic Smith benefits most with Yoenis Cespedes opting out

Dominic Smith should see his name in the New York Mets lineup more frequently following Yoenis Cespedes’ decision to opt-out from the 2020 season. The news of Yoenis Cespedes opting out of the 2020 season came as a shock to New York Mets fans on Sunday. The storyline began with a mysterious no-show by the […] Mets: Dominic Smith benefits most with Yoenis Cespedes opting out - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
New York Daily News Aug 3, 2020

There are two stories about Yoenis Cespedes’ decision to opt-out floating around Mets clubhouse

Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo is not sure which story he should trust.
New York Post Aug 3, 2020
Brandon Nimmo floats new version of Yoenis Cespedes’ strange Mets exit

Brandon Nimmo floats new version of Yoenis Cespedes’ strange Mets exit

ATLANTA — Mets players aren’t sure what to believe surrounding Yoenis Cespedes’ strange departure from the team other than the fact the veteran outfielder has opted out from the season, citing COVID-19 concerns. Brandon Nimmo raised the possibility Monday that team officials actually knew before Sunday’s game that Cespedes had opted out. As it was,...
New York Post Aug 3, 2020
Ex-Met Paul Lo Duca rips Yoenis Cespedes: ‘Punk move’

Ex-Met Paul Lo Duca rips Yoenis Cespedes: ‘Punk move’

Former Mets catcher Paul Lo Duca wasn’t among those shocked at Yoenis Cespedes’ decision to abruptly opt-out of the baseball season. “Now you can make your jokes,” Lo Duca tweeted Sunday night after the Mets 4-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves. “To me…Punk move and you let down your teammates. But is anyone surprised? Good...
Lookout Landing Aug 3, 2020
Mariners Moose Tracks, 8/3/20: Shohei Ohtani, Yoenis Cespedes, and SpaceX

Mariners Moose Tracks, 8/3/20: Shohei Ohtani, Yoenis Cespedes, and SpaceX

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports August? What are youuu doing heeere? In Mariners News... 10-game hitting streaks do sound quite nice. That sound coming off @KLew_5's bat is just DIFFERENT. pic.twitter.com/itXoa5eeO9— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) August 2, 2020 Erik Swanson has been added to the 30-man roster and Joe Odom has been optioned back to Tacoma. Mariners have added reliever Erik Swanson from their alternate training site and optioned catcher Joe Odom back to that Tacoma group. Back to 17 pitchers and two catchers on the 30-man roster.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB)...
Rising Apple Aug 3, 2020

Mets News: Yoenis Cespedes may have played his last MLB game

New York Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes has opted out of the 2020 season and may have played his last game in Major League Baseball. The 2020 season is only ten games old and already the New York Mets have had enough craziness for a full year. Well, not exactly. If it was any other organization, […] Mets News: Yoenis Cespedes may have played his last MLB game - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
New York Daily News Aug 3, 2020
How Mets PR botched the Yoenis Cespedes fiasco

How Mets PR botched the Yoenis Cespedes fiasco

For a former sports agent like Brodie Van Wagenen, one would think he’d be more concerned with the optics of his team.
New York Post Aug 2, 2020

The best and worst moments of Yoenis Cespedes’ Mets run

Yoenis Cespedes’ roller-coaster ride of a Mets career came to a close Sunday afternoon with the announcement he is opting out of the season due to COVID-19 concerns and his contract set to expire after this shortened campaign. Here is a look at some of the highs and lows of his turbulent time as a...
New York Post Aug 2, 2020
Dominic Smith is likely Mets winner in Yoenis Cespedes mess

Dominic Smith is likely Mets winner in Yoenis Cespedes mess

ATLANTA — Yoenis Cespedes opting out removes a potential big bat from the Mets lineup, but there are plenty of candidates to fill his DH role. Maybe a preview of the Mets’ plan was on display in Sunday’s 4-0 loss to the Braves in which J.D. Davis started at DH and Dominic Smith in left...
New York Post Aug 2, 2020

Mets’ dysfunction made Yoenis Cespedes drama much worse

We are reminded once more that when the time comes for the ownership papers to be signed and for the transfer of power to be completed, whoever wins the Mets — and yes, it’s hard not to add an ironic chuckle when you put it that way — needs to do a few other things...
Aaron Boone wouldn’t expect a Yankees player to opt out in the same manner as Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes

Aaron Boone wouldn’t expect a Yankees player to opt out in the same manner as Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes

Boone said that if a player chose to opt out like Cespedes did, he would expect that player to inform him or GM Brian Cashman.
New York Post Aug 2, 2020
Yoenis Cespedes abandons Mets over money, lineup anger

Yoenis Cespedes abandons Mets over money, lineup anger

ATLANTA — Money talks, Yoenis Cespedes walks. After a disagreement that centered on contract incentives Cespedes might not reach, according to industry sources, the veteran outfielder Sunday notified the Mets he was opting out on the 2020 season, sending him to free agency this offseason. Cespedes was a no-show at Truist Park for the Mets’...

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