Your left fielder has wandered off the reservation again

Yoenis Cespedes, Mets enigmatic outfielder (Photo: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)


Hopefully, the Mets were both surprised and alarmed when they became aware of a video posted on Instagram of their rehabbing left fielder…

The Mets have an admitted history of questionable medical treatment and supervision of their injured players. And even more significant, we often see a detachment or disinterest in following the health regimen of non-injured players.

Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets (Photo:
Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets (Photo:

Unbeknownst to the Mets, instances such as this one in 2017 show the team’s detachment from their players.

Noah Syndergaard added 17 pounds of muscle this offseason,” blared the Men’s Fitness headline in February. “Now, he’s stronger than ever.”

Who, in the Mets front office or dugout, authorized Syndergaard to get stronger than ever? And what member(s) of the Met’s medical team said it was a good idea for their star pitcher to bulk up?

Throughout 2015 and 2016, Matt Harvey also raised the “Who’s the boss? question continuously throughout his rehab from successive…

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