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Yoenis Cespedes considering possible short-term deal with Mets against long-term deal with Orioles

Cespedes is one of several significant unsigned free agents.

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Yoenis Cespedes is weighing a five-year, $90 million contract offer from the Orioles and a one-year deal with the Metsaccording to Jesse Sanchez of A one-year deal would allow him to become a free agent again after the 2016 season and possibly earn more money, while the five-year deal would give him long-term assurance.

Jon Heyman adds that the Mets do not have a one-year offer currently on the table for Cespedes, but the team would talk about a contract in the range of one to three years with him.

After he was traded to the Mets by the Tigers for pitching prospects Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa, Cespedes hit  .287/.337/.604 with 17 home runs and 44 RBI in 57 regular season games. In total, he hit .291/.328/.542 in 2015 with 35 home runs in 676 plate appearances. If he were to re-sign with the Mets, he would presumably get the bulk of the playing time in center field.