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Mets still unlikely to re-sign Yoenis Cespedes

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The 30-year-old is one of the better hitters on the free agent market.

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Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said today that outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is "still looking at a deal that would be north of what we would consider." The outfielder, who hit .287/.337/.604 with 17 home runs in 57 games after being traded to the Mets at the trade deadline this year, remains one of the better hitters on the free agent market and is 30 years old.

Back in September, Cespedes told ESPN that he was looking for at least a six-year contract. In his four major league seasons since coming to the United States from Cuba, Cespedes has hit .271/.319/.486. His 2015 season was the best of his career thus far, as he hit .291/.328/.542 in total with 35 home runs and won an American League Gold Glove award for his work in left field with the Detroit Tigers before the trade.

With the emergence of Michael Conforto in left field and the hopeful continuation of Curtis Granderson's success in right, the Mets have expressed interest in center fielders this offseason. Cespedes spent much of his time with the Mets in center, but his primary position has been left.