The words we all want to hear from the person who’s going to get us there — Yoenis Cespedes believes that the Mets have “a great chance”of winning a World Series this year. Make it happen, Ces!
This is just part of what Cespedes told reporters on Saturday — however, in my eyes, it’s the biggest part. We want a World Series win. Cespedes believes it can happen. Get us there.
Cespedes did also acknowledge that this could happen if the team stays healthy — a big if as we all know what happened last season, but one that we’re hopeful will happen.
Additionally, Cespedes stated that he’s more comfortable this season as he knows he’ll be in Queens for the next four years. Hey Cespedes, I can guarantee that Mets fans are more comfortable about this as well, and will be for the next four years.
“Having [the extension] really gives me a sense of calm knowing that I am no longer year to year and that my home is here with the Mets for the next four years,” he said.
He additionally stated that this in turn also allows him to focus better on baseball as he doesn’t have to worry about contracts.
Speaking of focus, Cespedes is hoping to focus on drawing more walks and narrowing the strike zone during this year’s Spring Training. For all of those who criticized him last season about showing up at camp in flashy cars and on horseback, you should be relieved to hear that’s not his focus for this season. But, Cespedes is the first to say that his “focus was never not on baseball.”
Now will we see cars and horses during this Spring Training too? I sure hope so. It’s entertaining, it’s fun, and it shows this team’s — and especially Cespedes’ — personality. Cespedes did say that he didn’t bring any of his horses to camp, but I still wouldn’t be surprised if he managed to show up on horseback again.