New York Mets
You’re seeing that correctly. There’s still hope for the New York Mets to bring Yoenis Cespedes back.
While they’ve been connected to names like Denard Span, Will Venable, and Alejandro De Aza recently, the frugal Mets could bring Cespedes back.
It’s pretty well known that they haven’t closed the door on a reunion, but only if the price falls. Cespedes might be interested in returning, but only on a 1 year deal. He enjoyed his time in New York, would be on a contending team, and could re-establish his value ahead of a free agent outfield class headlined by Colby Rasmus.
The Mets, despite their recent success and increased revenue, do not look like they are willing to open the checkbook for any marquee free agents. This remains consistent, even in the wake of Michael Cuddyer’s recent retirement. While it’s frustrating for Mets fans to be subject to such frugality, they can hold out hope that Cespedes returns if his market deteriorates.
The Mets have a small window to contend before many of their star pitchers enter arbitration and approach free agency. Resigning Cespedes on a 1 year, $20 or so million dollar deal would do both sides some good.