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The Mets Are Homering For Fun, And Probably Going To Make The Playoffs

We’re used to writing about the Mets for other reasons around here, so please forgive me if I make any mistakes while trying to play this one straight, but the Mets offense absolutely went bonkers Monday night, and it increasingly looks like they are going to skate right into the playoffs. » 8/25/15 2:03am 8/25/15 2:03am

Yoenis Cespedes Credits First Mets HR To Rally Parakeet

Deadline acquisition Yoenis Cespedes’s eighth-inning home run put the finishing touches on the Mets’ 3-0 win over the Rockies last night, a victory that put them 3.5 games up in the NL East. It was Cespedes’s first homer as a Met, and he says it’s all about his neon tribute to a little avian gatecrasher. » 8/13/15 10:25am 8/13/15 10:25am

Yoenis Cespedes Gets Howie Kendrick Out At Home With A Flawless Throw

The only reason Howie Kendrick turned third and ran home was because Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes let Mike Trout's hit initially get away from him in the eighth inning. The key word is "initially." Cespedes compensated for his error with a flawless throw home to get Kendrick out. Watch the minimal movement by… » 6/11/14 1:15am 6/11/14 1:15am

After Signing Cuban Defector With Weird Workout Video, Have The A's Had The Strangest Offseason Ever?

What is going on Oakland? (No, not this.) Billy Beane's done some things. He traded two young All-Star starters, Gio Gonzalez and Trevor Cahill, to the Nationals and Diamondbacks. He traded away his closer, Andrew Bailey, and Craig Breslow, another reliable reliever. Then he traded away two more starters, Guillermo… » 2/13/12 2:45pm 2/13/12 2:45pm

You Must Watch This Long, Bizarre Video Résumé For Free Agent Cuban Defector Yoenis Cespedes

Maybe you remember Aleksey Vayner, the man whose video résumé took the snarking corners of the internet by storm in 2006. Or perhaps you're familiar with the glossy books that MLB superagent Scott Boras prints up to pitch his clients to MLB teams. And, you know, if you're familiar with both of these things, perhaps… » 11/07/11 12:10pm 11/07/11 12:10pm