Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes Signed Three Year Deal With Opt-Out Option Worth $75 Million
New York Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes finally signed a three year deal with an opt-out option worth $75 million dollars Tuesday night. Cespedes gets a $10 million bonus adding his $17.5 million salary this year.
”I loved my experience with the Mets last season,” Cespedes said in a statement according to Yahoo Sports. ”In a short period of time, my teammates and the fans made New York feel like home, and I truly felt embraced by the entire organization. As I entered free agency, I couldn’t deny the pull to come back and finish what we had started last year.”
Cespedes changed the Mets offense tremendously. He had 17 home runs and 44 RBIs in 57 games with the team. He won over the fans and gave them hope for a title with one of the best pitching staff in the MLB. Cespedes did struggle in the postseason despite laying an egg against the Kansas City Royals. They let go of Daniel Murphy to the Washington Nationals. It would look bad if they didn’t get someone back for the offense. Overall they hope Cespedes becomes a big factor for a team in win now situation.
”Yoenis was a big contributor to our success last year,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said. ”Ownership’s ongoing commitment allowed us to bring back the right player at the right time to put us in a position to defend our NL East crown.”