Say it isn’t so, Yo! The Mets gave in and signed Cespedes to a $75 million, three-year contract and this is how he repays them to start the season.
Cespedes earned that contract after having an insane stretch in the regular season. One of the hottest free agents on the market, the team decided to fork over the money and keep one of their key pieces from their World Series run.
Getting this season started 2-17 (.118 batting average) with seven strikeouts and those only two hits being singles, the Mets and their fans are hoping that this is not going to be a familiar trend.
Expecting Yo to keep up his power numbers from 2015 is a bit unrealistic, but the guy will hit you 25-30 homers and drive in around 100 runs.
Let’s just hope that Cespedes is going to continue to punish the ball like we all know he can, and doesn’t end up being someone collecting a big paycheck and then just showing up. Today’s bomb against Philadelphia was a positive sign.