Yoenis Cespedes' arrival in Port St. Lucie has been met with a great deal of fanfare as the superstar outfielder has been the talk of the town. Whether it's Met fans showing up in droves just to catch a glimpse of the Cuban-born phenom taking batting practice or reporters drooling over his fully-customized three-wheel bike with a price tag of $65,000, Cespedes is making his presence felt early on in camp.
Mets hitting coach Kevin Long will reportedly work with Cespedes to improve his strikezone recognition and try to work on his OBP that dipped to .232 during last year's postseason. Cespedes is also fully recovered from a shoulder injury that he suffered duing the Amazin's run to the Pennant that he aggravated while playing golf during an off-day.
Cespedes, 30, signed a three-year, $75 million contract this offseason with an opt-out clause after 2016. It's unclear what the long-term future holds for Cesepedes, but he has shown up motivated and in style to help the Mets defend their National League Championship Pennant.null