For the second year in a row New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has landed on the disabled list with the same injury. He hasn't played a game for the Mets since early May and we're about to enter the month of July.
It's time for the Mets to act like a decisive organization for a change and it should start with their highest paid player.
I don't think he really wants to play for a team that's 15 games below the .500 mark. It's time for team management to push for a resolution and either cut ties with Cespedes or force him back on the field. This limbo posture whereby the team has to make excuse after phony excuse as to why he's not playing brings nothing but embarrassment to the team and frustration to Mets fans.
If he truly has a chronic injury then it's time to declare it now, not at a future time because this situation is unsustainable. He's been given enough time to heal and rehab. And if over two months on the DL isn't enough time after the second year in a row he's laid up inured, then maybe his playing days are over? Now is the time to get that question answered!
A lot has gone wrong for the Mets in this 2018 season. But, the Yoenis Cespedes issue is the #1 problem that needs addressing.