Good to see Yoenis Cespedes, at 30, isn’t spending his money on expensive, silly things like pimped-out, three-wheeled sand buggies. How long before we read he is broke? – Phil Mushick, New York Post, February 26, 2016
Here we ago again ; it may only be spring training, but Phil Mushnick’s targeting of Yoenis Cespedes is already in mid-season form. Prior to customization, the sticker price of a Polaris Slingshot is $26,499.00. Chatting on “SportsCenter” Thursday morning, Mets starter Matt Harvey was asked about his choice of automobile and admitted that he’s got a Maserati in the same parking lot as Cespedes’ ride.
Cespedes 2016 salary is $17.5 million, plus there was a $10 million signing bonus. Conversely, Matt Harvey will earn a mere $4.3 million this season. Maybe Phil’s not big on researching car prices or player salaries. OK, I don’t think that’s really the case, but it’s a much nicer conclusion to come to than believing there’s any special significance to calling Cespedes’ ride, “pimped out”.