The poster boy for the 2018 New York Mets.
After outfielder Yoenis Cespedes defected from Cuba in 2011, his prowess on the baseball diamond caught the eye of several teams in Major League Baseball. Ultimately Cespedes would join the Oakland Athletics when both sides agreed to a four-year deal for $36 million. Cespedes' talent immediately paid dividends for the Athletics as he batted .292 [...]
X-Washington Nationals 97-65 Since 2012, the Washington Nationals have been the team to beat in the National League East. Over this stretch the Nationals have claimed four N.L. East Titles which included them winning 97 games last year. But this success in the regular season has not transferred to the playoffs as Washington has failed [...]
Yoenis Cespedes July 2015 saw the New York Mets acquire outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the Detroit Tigers and it appeared to be a marriage made in heaven. In 57 games with the Mets in 2015, Cespedes batted .287 with 17 home runs and 44 runs batted in to help New York win the [...]
The New York Mets franchise has been around now for 56 years and in that time they've had more lows than highs. The Mets do have a pair of World Series Championships to their credit, but they have not won it all since 1986. And each time that the Mets appear ready to turn the [...]
X-Washington Nationals 90-72 Since 2012, the Washington Nationals have had one of the most talented teams in Major League Baseball, but they have struggled to live up to their potential. The Nationals have three National League East Titles to their credit since 2012, but they've also failed to win a playoff series. And dating back [...]
Things are looking up for Yoenis Cespedes as the New York Mets backed up the Brinks truck for him.
X-New York Mets 95-67 (2) After six consecutive losing seasons, the New York Mets awoke from a deep slumber to take the Big Apple and the baseball world by storm. Riding a dominant pitching staff, the Mets won the National League East for the first time since 2006, en route to their first NL Pennant [...]
With the return of outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, the New York Mets are now a legitimate World Series contender.
For the New York Mets, the sting is still there from falling three games short of winning the World Series, and they can take tremendous solace in knowing that they were able to make huge strides this year. But the last thing that the Mets want to do in 2016 is to take steps backwards. [...]