Of course, the way he handled this, going M.I.A. on the team was bad. But I’m not sure that he’s telling the truth about Coronavirus being the reason for opting out. I think his poor start, but moreso his wanting to play the outfield are why he really quit on the team. Anyway, whatever happens next with Cespedes, I’m sure he’ll bounce back with an MVP-like season because we’re talking about the Mets here.
Either they should’ve played the season in a bubble like the NBA or not played at all.
I still say they that all professional sports should be canceled for 2020 and shouldn’t resume until there’s a vaccine made for COVID.
This is a huge blow, but it helps that we had 6 starters on the roster already. With everything going on, who knows when the baseball will resume, but either way, we won’t be seeing Noah anytime soon.
As much as J.D. had a breakout season in 2019, how he gets at-bats with that crowded infield and Cespedez declaring himself ready for Opening Day is beyond me.
Cespedes arrived in camp well before Saturday’s official reporting date for position players, but team media relations officials indicated he would not speak to reporters for the first time since spring training 2019 until this week. But Cespedes issued only a brief message Monday when approached by a group of reporters who asked if he had a few minutes to talk.
“Not today, not tomorrow, not at all year this year,” Cespedes said.
“Because I don’t want to,” Cespedes said.
Cespedes, who is recovering from multiple right ankle fractures sustained after encountering a wild boar on his ranch last May, was asked if he could say how he was feeling. He declined.
Hey, if Cespedes is healthy and has a big year with the bat I could care less he stays mute for the whole year.
I’m not excited.
Huge surprise considering that he got a pass from many in the press due to his being a player at the time of the Astros sign-stealing scandal and not a coach or manager. But then, with Beltran making this choice on his own, one can’t help but wonder how much of a role did he really play in the whole brouhaha to begin with? Now the Mets should do the right thing and hire Dusty Baker or Buck Showalter.
As far as 2020 is concerned, Edwin Diaz is one who worries me the most.
YES!!! Of course, Betances has to prove he’s healthy, but damn if this wasn’t the move that every Mets fan wanted, especially with the moves the Phillies and Braves have made this off-season.