It qualified as only a little less surprising than video footage of Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster or the Mets’ Bombshell Candidate:
Yoenis Cespedes taking batting practice?!
Out of nowhere Tuesday, beloved former Met Endy Chavez, now a coach in the team’s minor league system, released an Instagram post with him throwing BP to Cespedes, the $110 million outfielder who missed all of last season and most of 2018 with myriad injuries. If the Mets can’t necessarily count on a healthy Cespedes as they prepare for 2020, they must at least allow for the possibility that he’s going to try to play in his walk year.
An industry source who has been in touch with Cespedes said the outfielder has been working regularly with trainers and intends to play next season, the last of the four-year contract he signed with the Mets in November 2016.
Chavez’s video, exactly one minute long, shows a fit-looking Cespedes wearing a Mets sweatshirt and ski cap along with blue shorts and white sneakers — and taking healthy hacks at the lefty-throwing Chavez’s pitches, presumably in Florida where both men have been recently. To add a characteristically Mets-esque level of intrigue,…