New York Mets put MLB on notice, we are not dead yet

Jeff McNeil and Michael Conforto, New York Mets. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Yoenis Cespedes, New York Mets. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /

From epic blockbuster movie to epic Youtube fail

And there is Yoenis Cespedes, the New York Mets savior of 2015. He was recovering from two heel operations which were going to sideline him until the middle of the season. He was supposed to be something our of “The Seven Samurai,” instead Cespedes turned into a viral Youtube fail.

When it happened, his come back would be like adding a big free-agent bat, coming from the horizon like the white knight glistening from the sun, helmet covering his face, spear in hand, and the village cheering as he arrives.

He greets the Flushing villagers and announces he is here to save the Mets again. But while he steps off his white statuesque stallion, a loud crunch is heard. It wasn’t the sound of stones breaking under his powerful frame. No sir, it was the famous Cespedes ankle, that popped like a sheet of bubble wrap!

BVW announced sadly to the faithful, Cespedes is out for the remainder of the season as he broke his ankle in multiple places. Some would suggest those places were at his farm and golf course, to name a few. But I digress.

In the bullpen, retread, Jeurys Familia has been a disaster. Edwin Diaz is a shell of the closer he was last year with Seattle. Justin Wilson has visited the Injured List more than anyone cared to see. Finally, anyone not named Seth Lugo looked like they were throwing batting practice instead of getting hitters out. At one point in 2019, the New York Mets were trampled by Los Angeles and even Miami.