New York Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes plans to officially opt-out of his current contract three days after the World Series concludes.
According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is expected to opt out of his contract he signed last offseason. He will be eligible to do so three days after the World Series concludes.
Cespedes has been the centerpiece of the Mets since being traded from Detroit to the Big Apple and re-signing him will once again be the priority of the offseason for the Amazins. The Cuban born MLB All-Star had a stellar 2016 campaign for the Mets. He sported a slash line of .280/.354/.530. He also clubbed 31 home runs as well as driving in 86 RBI.
Cespedes is on the record of saying he loves playing in New York and would want nothing more than play his whole career with the Mets. Heyman reported that GMs believe the all-star is likely to be offered a four year contract around the $100 million mark. Perhaps, even, a bit more than that.
If the Mets hope to continue their success the last two years keeping Cespedes is a must.
It will be interesting to see if the Mets offer the contract he is seeking. While many believe they won’t, remember last year when the front office brought the top slugger back to New York.