Mets: Yoenis Cespedes hasn’t been a huge fan of drinking water

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: Curtis Granderson
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: Curtis Granderson /

Somebody phone Bobby Boucher, because it looks like the Mets need a waterboy to save their season

In an article by James Wagner of the New York Times, it’s been outlined that Yoenis Cespedes has just recently put a large emphasis on drinking water and staying hydrated. Yo explained to the Times that he’s “not a big water drinker,” and since he got her, he’s “been drinking more water” in hopes that it will help him to stay on the field more.

Can someone explain to me how a professional athlete and face of the franchise hasn’t been informed of hydration, or hasn’t had his dietary habits monitored? We are talking about water right now, H2O, something Yo apparently isn’t too fond of. I understand that the Mets have recommended training habits, diet habits, and more to Yo, but he is one of your only true threats in the lineup. He has to be shown closer attention, especially when he’s been headed to the DL like it’s going out of style.

Now, sure drinking more water should actually help Yo because hydration is key for, let me think, just about every human on the planet. The real question is how hydration hasn’t been brought up to the Mets’ slugging left fielder in the past. It’s not like this is Cespedes’ first stretch of injuries. And if hydration has been a point of focus by the Mets’ training staff, why haven’t they been getting on Cespedes for this in the past?

I don’t think anyone should be to surprised at the news of Cespedes just now putting a major focus on hydration, or the fact that Yo is now sidelined for a short time due to another hamstring issue. This 2017 season has been a house of horrors and at this point it should be expected that anything is possible with this current club. It’s just frustrating to hear news like this in a season where the Mets should be fighting for World Series contention, but are instead struggling to stay afloat.

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Hydration is not going to solve Cespedes chronic lower body injuries, but it should only help. The Mets need to figure something out when it comes to their teams health though and something quick. It feels as if we’ve had a decades worth of injuries in the matter of months and nothing is trending in the Mets favor when it comes to the disabled list.