You Won’t Believe What Yoenis Cespedes Drove To The First Day Of Spring Training
Can't recall the last time I rode a three-wheeler, but it wasn't as cool as this Polaris Slingshot owned by the Mets' Yoenis Cespedes. Why not arrive at the first official day of spring training in style? I wouldn't attempt this in any other state than Florida, or possibly New Mexico, however. Too much chance of rain. Also, you can't park it under a tree.
— Persources Baseball (@PerSourcesPitch) February 23, 2016
According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, Cespedes paid $21,000 for this and another $40,000 to have it customized by @TheAutoFirm.
UPDATE: Practice is over ... time to hit the In 'N Out drive-thru.
Yoenis Cespedes: Worth every penny. pic.twitter.com/3Y4DyPOhf7
— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) February 23, 2016
Have the Mets been customized sufficiently to make another run at the National League pennant? Another round of magic from Cespedes would help. He flew in from Detroit on Aug. 1 of last season, making an immediate impact with a .287 average, with 17 homers, 44 RBI and a .942 OPS in 57 games. NY had signed him to a three-year, $75-million contract, with a one-year, $27.5-million opt-out.
But Cespedes has never previously hit more than 26 homers in a season, and hit only .222 in last season's playoffs. So, big ? here for the Mets. One good sign is that, even though today is the first official day of spring training for NY, Cespedes arrived in Port St. Lucie on Sunday ... in a monster truck that needed two parking spaces.
The metaphor is clear. We're all expecting big things from the YC. We don't want this ending with Newman yelling sarcastically "Nice season, pretty boy!"
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