What’s been anticipated for several weeks became official on Saturday. Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is a free agent after opting out of the two remaining years on his contract with the New York Mets.
Of course, Cespedes was also a free agent last winter, but struggled to find a long-term deal to his liking. He ended up re-signing with the Mets in January on a three-year, $75M deal that included two opt-out clauses. By opting out after year one, Cespedes leaves $47.5M on the table, but he also enters a very thin free-agent pool that will see him become a hot commodity for teams seeking an impact bat.
According to ESPN’s Adam Rubin, it’s expected Cespedes will seek a five-year contract. It’s unclear what his price tag might be, but it’s very likely he’ll field multiple offers much more to his liking, allowing him to set a strong market.
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