THE LONG JOURNEY AND SHORT MLB LIFE OF YOENIS CESPADES

Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes is making the most of his time in the United States. Type his name in Google and tap the search button.

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His professional baseball career starts and ends quickly. It begins in 2012 with Cespedes signing a four-year, $36 million contract with the Oakland Athletics. Three years and some change later, Cespedes has played in three major league cities — Oakland, Boston, Detroit — and, on Saturday, he will begin a new chapter in New York.

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HALL OF FAME STORYTELLER

Tom Gage

Veteran baseball reporter Tom Gage has witnessed a lot of baseball history. He has covered over 5,000 games and wrote over 11 million words. In a video presentation during Saturday's ceremony, Gage's stories were described as "the novel for the city … more

WHAT DOES CONTENTION LOOK LIKE?

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Within a few hours of Friday's post Seeing is Believing, the New York Mets promoted Michael Conforto, acquired Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Atlanta Braves, designated John Mayberry Jr. and Danny Muno and moved David Wright to the 60-day … more

SEEING IS BELIEVING

Michael Conforto

Moments after Terry Collins told the media he was not embarrassed by the team's current starting lineup, the New York Mets manager penciled in John Mayberry Jr. as his cleanup hitter in the series opener against Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles … more

WHAT ARE THE ODDS

David Eckstein

Baseball Prospectus' "Playoff Odds Report" suggests there are only a handful of teams that could possibly win the World Series. According to the report, the New York Mets have a 38.7% chance of making the post season, a 32.5% of making it to the … more