New York Mets Yoenis Cespedes
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The New York Mets and Yoenis Cespedes are opting for season-ending heel surgery as the 2018 season continues to disappoint.

The oft-injured Yoenis Cespedes won’t take the field again in 2018. The New York Mets lose yet another key player in a year that deteriorated quickly.

According to Anthony DiComo of, Cespedes is opting for season-ending heel surgery. Unfortunately, the recovery time is said to be between eight and 10 months. Cespedes had this to say:

“Nobody would like to have surgery at any time. But I try to do my best to stay on the field and play a lot. We had exhausted all the conservative treatment options. … I was not able to be on the field and play the way I used to.”

The best-case scenario for the Metropolitans is if Cespedes can return in late March for extended Spring Training. Someone should inform Mickey Callaway just in case he’s looking to pencil Cespedes into any future lineups.

Yo is in the second year of a four-year $110 million contract. Unfortunately, that signing is beginning to look like a gigantic bust. The Cuban-born outfielder has 119 games under his belt through the first two seasons of that contract.

When he plays, he’s productive. But he has a major problem staying on the field. Can he come back from surgery healthy and play a full season? At this point, not many people expect that to happen.

It appears the Mets are falling victim to another rotten signing, but it gets even worse.

This is concerning, but not completely damning. The team may very well figure out a way to put the money saved this season towards improving the team in the future. No reason to jump to any conclusions, yet.

Oh, come on. The Mets saved $30 million on David Wright’s contract in 2017 and 2018, but they refuse to reinvest that money into the team. Disgraceful.

It’s said often, but it bears repeating: Mets fans deserve better than this joke of an organization.

NY/NJ hoops reporter (NBA/NCAA) & sports betting writer for XL Media. Never had the makings of a varsity athlete.