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Mets Re-Sign Cespedes
- Updated: November 29, 2016
It was announced Tuesday afternoon that the New York Mets and free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, agreed to terms on a four-year deal worth a reported $110 million. It is said that the deal will include full no trade protection.
Can confirm: Yoenis Cespedes returning to the Mets. Four years, $110 million. https://t.co/hXeSQzOrMz
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) November 29, 2016
Cespedes’ $27.5M average annual value would match A-Rod for seventh-highest in MLB history and be highest for an outfielder on a multi-year.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 29, 2016
Ceespedes breakdown: 22.5M, 29M, 29M, 29.5M #mets
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 29, 2016
According to other sources, Cespedes did have other suitors in the mix, but in the end he chose to remain in New York and be a serious offensive threat. What the Mets do in the remainder of the offseason is yet to be deteremined, this move alone could keep them near the top of the National League East.
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