Reports early Saturday morning say the Mets have agreed to re-sign Yoenis Cespedes. I think I speak for every Mets fan when I say “holy crap!”
The deal is for three years and $75 million. It contains an opt out after the first year, which will pay him a whopping $27.5 million.
The Nationals reportedly offered a five-year deal. But Cespedes was apparently holding out for the Mets because he really likes playing in New York. In the end, the Mets offer was likely more per year, so while Cespedes did not get the nine figures he wanted, he does get a very sizeable salary per year.
Even though recent reports said the Mets were in the running, I never dreamed it would actually work out. Neither did Sandy Alderson, I’ll bet; why else would he have signed Alejandro De Aza, who is now not needed?
Just like when they acquired Yoenis Cespedes at the trade deadline, the Mets plugged a huge hole in their lineup. A previously below average lineup now looks pretty good. This should keep all of us warm as “Snowmageddon” hits!