Mets followers can solely hope horseback using isn’t the one factor Starling Marte and Yoenis Cespedes have in widespread to begin their careers in Queens.
Marte, who signed a four-year, $78 million cope with the Mets in December, posted a video to Instagram on Monday of him using a horse shirtless within the woods whereas apparently on trip. The video confirmed the 33-year-old outfielder using to dubbed music in denims, gold chains and a black cowboy hat and boots with the caption “UN BUEN JINETE,” which in Spanish means good or sturdy rider. The video led to “Cespedes” trending on Twitter in sports activities.
Marte gave the impression to be having enjoyable with it, additionally together with a coronary heart eyes and might’t watch emoji the publish. He’s later joined on the horse by a feminine companion.
The scene introduced again reminiscences of Cespedes, wearing full cowboy gear, using a horse to spring coaching together with Noah Syndergaard in 2016 after signing a four-year, $110 million contract with Mets.
“Cespedes is someplace smiling proper now #Mets,” tweeted @WardyNYM whereas retweeting SNY’s tweet with the video.
Added @teagiselle: “It’s giving me Cespedes vibes yet again, please god.”
Cespedes, after coming over on the commerce deadline and serving to lead the Amazin’s to the World Collection in 2015, hit .280 with 31 residence runs, 86 RBIs and a .892 OPS in 2016 to get them again to the playoffs. His tenure in Queens ended tumultuously, nevertheless, after he fractured his ankle throughout an incident on his ranch with a wild boar in 2019 and opted out in the midst of the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.
“One phrase. Cespedes. Get this man off a horse,” @Johnny_K12 tweeted about Marte’s video.
Marte is coming off a 2021 season wherein he hit .310 with 89 runs scored, 47 stolen bases and an .841 OPS with the Marlins and Athletics. He was the highest outfielder obtainable on the free-agent market.
We’ll possible have to attend for the MLB lockout to finish to see if he additionally rides a horse to greet new supervisor Buck Showalter at Mets spring coaching. It received’t matter if he brings the success Cespedes did in his first seasons with the Mets as the following day he posted a video of him taking some batting observe in preparation for the season.