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Noah Syndergaard hoping Yoenis Cespedes returns to Mets

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The pitcher likes Cespedes's bat.

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Like many Mets fans, Noah Syndergaard hopes to see Yoenis Cespedes back with the team next season. Acquired at the trade deadline shortly after a trade for Carlos Gomez fell through, Cespedes was instrumental in helping the Mets win their first National League East title since 2006 and their first National League Pennant since 2000. In just 57 games with the team, he hit .287/.337/.604 with 17 home runs.

The Mets have made it clear this offseason that Cespedes will command a contract too big for them. As a result, the team has been linked to more affordable options like Denard Span and Gerardo Parra.

The market for the 29-year-old Cespedes has been relatively quiet to date, and he has been connected to only a handful of teams. The Los Angeles Angels, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, and Detroit Tigers are said to be the most likely landing spots for him.