Pitchers and catchers have reported, full squad workouts are underway and scrimmage games have begun. While all this may seem par for the course in any MLB season there is an entire undercurrent of question marks, what if’s and what to watch for.
What Will Yoenis Cespedes Do Next?
There is certainly never a dull moment with La Potencia. First there is his cavalcade of exotic cars, which only the Batmobile can top. Oh!!! And you haven’t heard there was his appearance at spring training on a horse. Yup, Cespedes went gaucho on us. While he’s a party off the field, he’s all business on it. After being traded to the Mets in July of 2015, he was an offensive juggernaut, posting a .309 batting average, 17 home runs, 42 RBIs, and a .691 slugging percentage in his first 41 games. Offensive production which helped the Mets make it to the World Series for the first time in 15 years. While the Mets initially punted on bringing back Cespedes, he’s returning to Queens on a short term deal which gives him an opt-out after the season. Can he continue the pace in 2016? He’ll need to in order the boys in blue and orange to have a chance to return to the show.