Unless you live under a rock or hate baseball in general (in which case I wonder what you are doing here?) you’ve heard about this by now, Yoenis Cespedes would like to return to the Oakland Athletics.
“I love Oakland all the time.” – Yoenis Cespedes
Yes, Cespedes said that in a rare interview granted to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. The reason the interview can be considered rare is because it was done completely in English without a translator, which is very unusual for the New York Mets’ Cuban star.
I did say the Mets’ star. Yep.
Well, Oakland’s dear friend Yo didn’t make too many Mets’ fans happy today with what he said during that interview. He probably didn’t make his Mets’ teammates and manager all too happy either.
Now Oakland Athletics’ fans on the other hand were jumping for joy after Cespedes’ comments went public, just as the game between the two teams was about to begin.
You just have to check Twitter to see a lot of this. But it caused some broadcasters and quite a few Mets fans to feel like Cespedes had insulted them, the team, their manager, etc.
Of course, what Yo meant is that he wanted to return the the Oakland Athletics sometime down the road when he is nearing the end of his career (6-10 years give or take, the guy’s like 30 now so … I’d say less than 10 just because of his hamstring this season and some other things).
“Bob’s a great manager. I don’t blame him.”
(although, I don’t know if by him he meant Cespedes or Melvin! LOL!)
Anyway, historically I have posted snippets of my published articles on this blog and I plan to continue to do so in a new way …. kind of like this – introducing the story with some of my own opinions or insights and leaving you to read the entire article on the web (Come on! You know you want to!). 🙂
To read more of Cespedes’ comments on the Oakland Athletics’ and manager Bob Melvin check out my article on The Inquisitr by CLICKING HERE!
*On a personal note: I’ve honestly never been a huge Cespedes fan (and that’s beside the fact that your loyalty should always lie with the name on the FRONT of the jersey, but that’s for another blog post on another day).
I wasn’t upset when he was traded and if you were or still are, you’ve got to be honest with yourself. The Athletics began sliding a good two or three weeks before the trade (in 2014). Cespedes hit fewer home runs than both Josh Donaldson and Brandon Moss that season and while yes, the trade left Donaldson exposed in the lineup – it wouldn’t have made as big a difference if Moss hadn’t been playing with an extremely f**ked up hip! And if you are even more honest the A’s probably wouldn’t have even have made the Wild Card playoff without Jon Lester. So just stop.
I REALLY do not like the way Cespedes parades his cars around at Spring Training each year – that has got to stop because it’s really lame. And I don’t believe him to be a good fielder despite having won a Gold Glove.
He absolutely does have the most incredible arm I’ve ever seen ….. like you can see in this play that Brody Brazil posted on Twitter which, if you remember, he made two of during this particular series against the Los Angeles Angels.
— Brodie Brazil (@BrodieNBCS) July 21, 2017
What you may not remember is that both times he made plays like this during that series, it was because he bobbled the ball or misplayed the ball in the first place. If he hadn’t the throw would have been easier. That said, I will agree that he has the best arm and accuracy I’ve ever seen – like ever.
Regardless, I’d welcome him back to end his career where he started it but I’m not going to gush about it. Just saying! 😉