Tag: Yoenis Cespedes

Cespedes Didn’t Take Less to Come Back to the Mets, He Bet On Himself and He Won

Contrary to the narrative, for the second straight offseason, the Mets offered Cespedes the most lucrative free agent deal.

Although it would also be nice to think that Cespedes loves the Mets and came back on a hometown discount, the truth of the matter is equally encouraging: in both 2015 and 2016 the Mets offered Cespedes the most-generous deal. That’s a good thing too, and credit where credit is due to the Mets front office.

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Mets at Orioles 8/18/15

The Mets Absolutely Must Re-Sign Cespedes

Mets fans. We can not rest until the Mets resign superstar slugger Yoenis Cespedes.

The window of contention is now, the Mets should have room for Cespedes as a big-market team with a mid-market payroll, and there is no other viable way of improving this team right now. Cespedes is the answer.

A. Cespedes is a star and was the best player on the Mets last year.

Cespedes put up 3.2 WAR(fangraphs) and 2.9 WAR(baseball-reference) last year, placing either 1st or 2nd on the Mets in that metric despite playing only 132 games, and many of them while injured or being asked to play out of position.