BREAKING: The New York Mets have just signed Yoenis Cespedes to a three-year deal worth $75 million, with an opt-out after the first year.
With the signing of Cespedes, the Mets, are now the NL East favorites. After a long off -season of whether the Mets ownership would open up the bank, they have quieted all of the doubters. Cespedes, for many Mets fans, was the first priority to lock up a deal this off-season.
In 57 games with the Mets, Cespedes hit .287 with 17 Home Runs and 44 RBIs. He was the main reason as to why the Mets clinched the NL East and appeared in the World Series.
After the signing of Cespedes, the Mets outfield consists of Michael Conforto, Cespedes and Curtis Granderson. The reigning NL East champs have one of the leagues top outfields, and will look to make another deep playoff run.
Loaded with young pitching, and some elusive offense, the New York Mets will be a force to be reckoned with come the new season.