This has crossed my mind over the past few weeks. I know that Cespedes has a high motor. Dude can be a force if he's not flailing at nasty curve balls. But I need more energy from the guy.
Reddick couldn't hit it in a whorehouse this season...but his glove has been Incredible. Coco is scuffling and hurt, but his defense has been sparkling. Cespedes has played decent defense this year. The play to throw out Swish at 2nd base on Sunday was Awesome. But I just don't see much passion and leadership from the dude. Last night's tough defensive plays were two that arguably could/should have been made. But on both, I felt that either a) he's hurting or b)his head isn't in the right place.
Sure, he doesn't speak English...I know...but neither did Ichiro during his first 5-6 seasons in Seattle. He was still seen as the clubhouse leader of that ball club.
Cespedes is, by far, our most talented player. For us to go anywhere offensively (as exhibited last season), he has to lock in for the next 5+ weeks.
[ Edited by DaDDieO on Aug 21, 2013 at 2:19 PM ]