NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Due to heightened expectations, the Mets will be under more pressure than usual once the regular season starts.

Expect them to find a way to take the edge off any chance they get.

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Yoenis Cespedes, the man at the center of Exotic Car Week last week, and Noah Syndergaard lightened the mood on Tuesday as they moseyed into camp on horses.

The Mets seem loose and carefree heading into a season where many expect them to get back to the World Series. New York lost to Kansas City in five games in last year’s Fall Classic, but has been pegged by many to repeat in the National League.

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Cespedes has received a lot of attention lately, and not just due to the three-year, $75 million contract he signed a few weeks ago. He provided a nice distraction last week when he drove one outrageously expensive car after another to the team’s Port St. Lucie, Florida, facility.

On Monday it was reported that the Cuban slugger purchased a champion hog for $7,000 at a nearby county fair over the weekend as part of a charity for a local children’s group.

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The Mets have an intrasquad scrimmage on Tuesday and play their first spring game on Thursday, against the Nationals in Viera, Florida.