• Dwight Gooden: Yoenis Cespedes may get ‘blackballed’ over Mets opt-out

    Dwight Gooden: Yoenis Cespedes may get ‘blackballed’ over Mets opt-out

    Dwight Gooden sees how Yoenis Cespedes handled opting out of the Mets season as a “weak move” that could hurt the slugger next season. “He may get blackballed [in baseball] next year and I’m OK with that,” the former Cy Young winner said on the latest episode of The Post’s “Amazin’ But True” Mets podcast. …
  • Yoenis Cespedes seen out salsa dancing in video weeks before Mets opt-out

    Yoenis Cespedes seen out salsa dancing in video weeks before Mets opt-out

    Yoenis Cespedes was seen out at a Long Island restaurant salsa dancing with an unidentified woman roughly three weeks before his dramatic Aug. 2 opt-out from the rest of the Mets’ season, according to a video obtained by TMZ Sports. In the clip posted Sunday, the Mets star, 34, is filmed tearing it up on …
  • Brandon Nimmo floats new version of Yoenis Cespedes’ strange Mets exit

    Brandon Nimmo floats new version of Yoenis Cespedes’ strange Mets exit

    ATLANTA — Mets players aren’t sure what to believe surrounding Yoenis Cespedes’ strange departure from the team other than the fact the veteran outfielder has opted out from the season, citing COVID-19 concerns. Brandon Nimmo raised the possibility Monday that team officials actually knew before Sunday’s game that Cespedes had opted out. As it was, …
  • How Mets can overcome this nightmare start: Sherman

    How Mets can overcome this nightmare start: Sherman

    The Mets have produced a better-than .500 record just three times in the past 11 seasons. On each occasion they were mediocre or worse for much of the schedule, then were among the majors’ best teams down the stretch. This year is pretty much all stretch. By late July or early August of 2015, 2016 …
  • Dominic Smith is likely Mets winner in Yoenis Cespedes mess

    Dominic Smith is likely Mets winner in Yoenis Cespedes mess

    ATLANTA — Yoenis Cespedes opting out removes a potential big bat from the Mets lineup, but there are plenty of candidates to fill his DH role. Maybe a preview of the Mets’ plan was on display in Sunday’s 4-0 loss to the Braves in which J.D. Davis started at DH and Dominic Smith in left …
  • Mets’ dysfunction made Yoenis Cespedes drama much worse

    Mets’ dysfunction made Yoenis Cespedes drama much worse

    We are reminded once more that when the time comes for the ownership papers to be signed and for the transfer of power to be completed, whoever wins the Mets — and yes, it’s hard not to add an ironic chuckle when you put it that way — needs to do a few other things …
  • Yoenis Cespedes was frustrated with Mets before opting out

    Yoenis Cespedes was frustrated with Mets before opting out

    ATLANTA – Yoenis Cespedes walked. Is it because money talks? The Mets announced Sunday that Cespedes opted out of this season over concerns about the coronavirus, and a friend backed up that version. But multiple sources confirmed that twice in the first nine games of the season, Cespedes confronted Mets officials because he was concerned …
  • Yoenis Cespedes mystery ends with ‘surprising’ Mets opt-out

    Yoenis Cespedes mystery ends with ‘surprising’ Mets opt-out

    Yoenis Cespedes has opted out of the rest of the 2020 MLB season, ending a hectic stretch Sunday in which the Mets superstar’s whereabouts were unknown. Cespedes, 34, did not show up for the Mets’ 4-0 loss in Atlanta and the team initially wasn’t sure of the slugger’s status when they couldn’t get in touch …
  • Mets’ slump continues amid Yoenis Cespedes fiasco

    Mets’ slump continues amid Yoenis Cespedes fiasco

    Like Yoenis Cespedes, the Mets’ bats have gone AWOL. After exploding for 10 runs in the first six innings Friday night, the Mets have managed just one over the last 22 innings and have now lost five straight games following Sunday’s dismal 4-0 loss to the Braves in Atlanta. As has been the case for …
  • Yoenis Cespedes did not report for Mets game vs. Braves

    Yoenis Cespedes did not report for Mets game vs. Braves

    Yoenis Cespedes has gone AWOL. The Mets’ outfielder/designated hitter didn’t report to the ballpark for Sunday’s game against the Braves and hasn’t communicated with anyone, the team announced. There is belief within the Mets organization that Cespedes is safe. “He did not reach out to management with any explanation for his absence,” general manager Brodie …