Mets GM Sandy Alderson looks forward to the 2017 season
Now of course, Alderson had to talk Yoenis Cespedes. I mean, the man is responsible for him being on the team — and back on the team.
Well, why is the Lion King a perfect fit in Queens? There are obviously a lot of answers to this question, but
"“I think just the way in which he approaches each game. He has a flair that people have come to appreciate. That flair comes with outstanding ability as well. You can tell he’s superconfident, he’s an outstanding athlete … and a bigger-than-life aspect to his game with his power and his arm. Fans enjoy winning games, but I think that in New York, personalities stand out as well. He hasn’t heretofore communicated all that much, but there’s that quiet, mysterious aura of power and speed and strength, it’s manifested quite often at the plate. People are intrigued by it. Hard to ignore that (chuckle). … What I’m most [excited] about is that he’s been working out in Port St. Lucie pretty regularly and I think is really motivated to play well and be healthy this year, and that’s a very good sign.”"
I’m also excited that Cespedes has been in PSL working out… and hopefully winning more champion hogs and finding more horses to ride into Spring Training on? As much as I love his antics, not everyone does, as we all know by many fans, and even the media, making comments about his golfing. You know, like that time he played golf last year when he was injured and still played during the 2015 NLCS when he wasn’t 100 percent healthy.
The Mets GM opens up about this golfing — does he really care?
"“No, I really don’t. Last year there was an unfortunate juxtaposition between the golf and the leg injury that didn’t sit well with some fans, and wasn’t looked on favorably by the media. I don’t think there was any real connection between the two.”"