With the off season rapidly coming to a close, the New York Mets and Yoenis Cespedes will have nothing to lose by getting a deal done.
By David Hong
Throughout the New York Mets off season there has been little hope of a Yoenis Cespedes return.
However according to Rich Mancuso of New York Sports Day, the Mets have met with Cespedes and are talking about a possible one or two year deal to retain the Cuban power hitter.
Multiple reports on my end: NY Mets have good shot at signing Yoenis Cespedes, -2 years and reasonable.
— Rich Mancuso (@Ring786) January 13, 2016
What was once an uncertain future could indeed become a reality and one that will have most Mets fans rejoicing.
The main reason for the Mets reluctance to bring back Cespedes was their refusal to give out a long multi-year contract.
Cespedes has been seeking a six-year deal after hitting 35 home runs last season, including 17 with the Mets in 230 at bats.
This production was a vital part of the Mets post season success.
As the off season drags on with less than a month to go before pitchers and catchers report, the possibility of a long term deal seems daunting.