After much speculation all over the league, Yoenis Cespedes ended up staying put. The Mets have agreed to terms with the 30 year old outfielder for 75 Million over the next 3 years.
Cespedes is coming off a career year, which he spent with the Detroit Tigers and the Mets, setting career highs in a number of power categories including home runs (35), RBI (105) and OPS (.870). His power was on full display with the Mets, as he hit 17 home runs in 57 games, including nine in a 13-game stretch to start the month of September while reviving an offense that had ranked last in the majors in most categories upon his arrival in late July.
He was slowed during the postseason by a left shoulder injury that required a cortisone injection before the World Series. Cespedes departed the final game of the World Series after painfully fouling a baseball off his left knee.
Cespedes had been previously linked to the Nationals, the Orioles, the Tigers, as well as several other teams. Cespedes who left Cuba to debut with the Athletics was traded to Boston, then to Detroit, and then to the Mets. Cespedes had reported to be seeking a 6 year deal worth an annual value of 22 million. No word as of yet as to if his latest contract offers a no-trade clause.
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