Buster Olney: Yoenis Cespedes Was Exposed this Post-Season
All-star Yoenis Cespedes has been on four teams in as many years, and the 2015 post-season was a perfect example as to why.
"An evaluator told me, ‘There was a reason why Oakland moved him and why the Red Sox moved him, because of the warts in his game’ and those certainly popped up [in the playoffs]," said ESPN's Buster Olney to "Armen and Levack" on 104.5 The Team.
"Whatever the reasons, he was terrible. He drew one walk after October 3rd and that walk came in that game against the Cubs when he had the shoulder issue in the last game of the series … so it didn’t seem like it was a choice for him to take that walk.
"Evaluators were telling me, ‘He’s swinging at everything’ and that became a real problem."
Cespedes should always be given credit for giving the Mets a big boost in late July and through August, but after that? He was exposed to why he's traveled way more than any other recent star player in Major League Baseball.
"I don’t think [the Mets will] bring back Cespedes. Let’s face it, they don’t face the playoffs without his work. On the other hand, the last seven weeks, he was awful."