Friday the Oakland Athletics and New York Mets began a three-game series at Citi Field in New York.
Prior to the game, Yoenis Cespedes told the San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser that he’d like to finish his career as a member of the Oakland Athletics.
It was an innocent enough comment, at least at first. The A’s did give the Cuban slugger his chance at playing in the majors when he signed with them as an international free agent in 2012.
In his first two seasons with the Athletics, there was no minor league time for the already experienced Cespedes who made his big league debut on March 28, 2012. Cespedes hit.265/.324/.472 with a.796 on-base plus slugging percentage and 66 total home runs during his time with the Athletics.