New York Mets
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.
“He is still going to be the closer,” Collins said. “Hopefully get his confidence back and get him out there a little bit more often and we’ll see what the results are.”
Justin Upton hit a three-run homer through a driving rain with two outs in the ninth inning, and the San Diego Padres stunned the New York Mets.
Reports of the Mets nixing the deal put a wrap on a surreal night at Citi Field, where infielder Wilmer Flores played through tears after being informed by fans that he was part of a trade that never materialized.
“You think these guys are stone-cold robots. They’re not,” Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday night. “They’re human beings and they have emotions.”
Just when it looked like Carlos Gomez was coming back to Queens, something scuttled the deal.
Justin Upton homered and drove in three runs and Yonder Alonso also connected as the San Diego Padres beat the New York Mets 7-3 on Wednesday night despite three long balls from Lucas Duda.
According to CBSSports.com/WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Mets are still targeting Justin Upton, Carlos Gonzalez, Carlos Gomez, Gerardo Parra and Jay Bruce.
Now with the Amazin’s, the 30-year-old is chasing his former team. And he sees no reason why the Mets can’t catch Bryce Harper and Co.
Wright fielded grounders, took swings in the cage and ran on the grass at Citi Field on Tuesday, all big steps as the 32-year-old works his way back from spinal stenosis.
The first time Mejia was banned, Mets officials expressed disappointment. This time, general manager Sandy Alderson was practically beside himself.
It’s not a good day to be Jenrry Mejia.
They were born about six months apart, signed by the same team, and seemed ordained to become New York immortals.
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Parra, who will be a free agent after the season, is a versatile outfielder. He’s played 30 games in center field, 45 games in left field and 15 games in right field this season.