The Return of Cespedes
Another good Mets blog (on MLB.com), Metsin Around, reacted to the Yoenis Cespedes signing. Give them a few pageviews by reading their posts.
Cespedes for the rest of us… again.
The Mets (Alderson) waited, stuck to their guns and got their man on their terms. Cespedes made it clear he wanted to be here when he left a $100 million offer sitting on the table from the Nationals. If he was just about that money he would have jumped at that offer and been playing second fiddle in D.C. to Bryce, if he can stay on the field for a 2nd straight season.
Essentially the Mets signed Yoenis Cespedes at 1 year for $27.5 million. Don’t be fooled by the 3 year $75 million contract because, unless disaster strikes, there is no way Yo isn’t opting out at the end of the 2016 season, and I am 100% okay knowing that. Aside from the opt out clause after year 1, the biggest selling point had to be the full no trade clause included…
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