New York Mets: Losing Yoenis Cespedes to Injury Won’t Hurt Playoff Chances
New York Mets’ outfielder Yoenis Cespedes fractured his ankle at his ranch last week. However, losing the 33-year old for the rest of the season won’t hurt the Mets’ playoff chances.
First of all the Mets are struggling right now and don’t have much to cheer about if you look at their 40-man roster.
New York has lost 14 of its last 23 games entering Wednesday’s action with the Washington Nationals.
Secondly, Yoenis Cespedes was recovering from surgery on both of his heels. Therefore, there was no certainty that he was going to come back and be the Yoenis Cespedes of old.
Besides if you listened to folks that discussed the Mets entering the season, you would have thought they were going to make a deep run in the playoffs. Or, at the very least, win the NL East.
Sure Cespedes has the power to change a team or a ball game. However, the Mets do not have the depth of talent needed to win a World Series.
Their pitching staff is crisp and their lineup is full of holes.
With the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves have more balanced teams with better prospects who could come to the bigs sooner rather than later.
Cespedes doesn’t change the fact that the Mets have to play better and save manager Mickey Callaway‘s job.
The injuries to Yoenis Cespedes further emphasize the fact that the Mets need to focus on creating a better front office plan. Which includes not relying on trades for a veteran like Robinson Cano, who is in his mid-30s.
It’s a shame Cespedes has been dealing with these terrible injuries and that he can’t play this season. Nonetheless, his being out just highlights New York’s dysfunction.
The fact that so many people have been talking about Cespedes’ injuries only shows that the Mets don’t have the proper depth they need in their lineup. In fact, the playoffs were never really in the cards for this season.
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