The stage is set for a fascinating remaining contract 12 months for Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets. The veteran slugger says he’s a whole go for the typical period and anticipates opening the yr as the team’s selected hitter, as Tim Healey of Newsday was between those to cover on Twitter.
Cespedes is operating back again from some significant leg accidents that charge him not only major motion, but also considerable certain cash. His amended deal phone calls for his earnings to depend in huge aspect on how many plate appearances he manages this yr, so it is good news for all get-togethers that he’s all set to roll from the leap. (The targets will be pro-rated to replicate the shortened period.)
The actual monetary prize for Cespedes lies in another vacation onto the open market place at season’s end. He’s by now 34 a long time of age, so there’ll be some all-natural limitations to his likely earning power, but he could hold a leading situation on the current market with a comprehensive-throated return to form.
The Mets will gladly pay back up if Cespedes is equipped to play at his common degrees. He has accomplished very little but strike in New York — when he has been in the lineup. Cespedes carries a .282/.346/.543 batting line during his time in Queens but has appeared in only 119 contests considering that the start of the 2017 season.
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