Watch: Mets Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes Reports to Spring Training in Wicked, 3-Wheel Ride (+Photos)
Watch: Mets Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes Reports to Spring Training in Wicked, 3-Wheel Ride (+Photos)

Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes arrived in style to spring training on Tuesday morning riding a brand-new Polaris Slingshot. He let some Mets staffers try it out.

The 3-wheel ride is one of the few rides that can overshadow teammate Matt Harvey’s Maserati.

Cespedes, who signed a three-year $75 million contract with the Mets in the offseason, was sporting a different kind of customized 3-wheel ride last September. But his latest one overshadows everything else.

Customizing this ride wasn’t cheap either.

Cespedes can afford it though—and then some. The 30-year-old slugging outfielder has an opt-out clause after this season, making it possible for him to hit the free agent market next year when there won’t be so many outfielders available to sign.

The former All-Star was expected to get a deal well in excess of $100 million this offseason, but the Mets kept their options open and waited for the price to drop so they could bring in the player, who made a huge difference in their lineup last season.

Last year, New York was struggling to score runs when they pulled the trigger on July 31 for a deal for the two-time Home Run Derby champion.

With his bat in the lineup, the Mets—which were just 53–50 at the time, and two games out of first—went on a tear, winning 37 of their final 59 games to take the division by a full seven games.

Cespedes put up a .287/.337/.604 (average/on-base/slugging) batting line as a Met while slugging 17 home runs and driving in 44 runs in just 57 games. For his partial-season effort, the Cuban-born outfielder finished 13th in the NL MVP voting.

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