Thank God it’s not with the Yankees.
|(Sept. 17, 2016 – Source: Adam Hunger/Getty Images North America)|
Turns out Yoenis Cespedes really likes the Mets, and the Mets like him. Good for us.
According to several sources, but we’ll go with the New York Post on this one…
|(Aug. 28, 2016 – Source: Rich Schultz/Getty Images North America)|
“Yoenis Cespedes is returning to Flushing, after agreeing to a four-year contract Tuesday worth $110 million that will keep his big bat in the middle of the Mets lineup.
According to an industry source, the 31-year-old outfielder – who still must pass a physical for the deal to become official – received a full no-trade clause in a contract that will pay him an annual average of $27.5 million through 2020. The annual average is the highest ever for an outfielder.”
I’m happy about this. Happy because the Yankees were never really interested in the guy, and happy we didn’t do something stupid and sign him.
Let the Mets have him. I’m good with that.
|(Oct. 8, 2016 – Source: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images North America)|
Now you gotta wonder if the Yanks will get serious about Edwin Encarnacion, or go the other rout of a Mike Napoli, Carlos Beltran or Matt Holliday instead. Those last three are obviously a helluva lot cheaper.