The Mets acquired slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from Detroit Friday in their strongest attempt yet to boost a punchless lineup that threatened to derail their postseason hopes.
Montero is not the only young arm drawing raves. Cory Mazzoni, the Mets’ second-round pick in 2011 out of North Carolina State, has started camp with five scoreless innings while allowing just one hit, no walks and three strikeouts.
It was the day before Mother’s Day and Mets executive Paul DePodesta had a prospect to go see. “‘This one better be worth it,'” his wife told him. “Fortunately, it was,” DePodesta said.