Port St. Lucie, Fla. — The position players had been given the day off, and so the Mets’ spring training complex was relatively quiet Sunday when Yoenis Cespedes made his entrance with his new wheels: a custom pickupthat looked tricked out for a monster truck rally.
For much of the morning, cameras followed Cespedes’s every move. He held a brief news conference through an interpreter at his locker and posed for pictures, displaying his jersey, with a diamond-studded watch placed on a shelf in the backdrop. He took private batting practice with the hitting coach Kevin Long, and members of the news media jockeyed to get close-up shots.
Even for a task as routine as reporting for spring training, the Mets treated Cespedes like a star, perhaps…