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Mets Morning News: Yo Gotta Believe! Cespedes spurns Nats, Mystery Team to return to Queens

Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and Yoenis Cespedes news, notes, and links!

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Meet the Mets

It's real and it's spectacular! Yoenis Cespedes has re-signed with the Mets for a reported 3 years and $75 million! Mets fans on Twitter were understandably freaking out (in a positive way) about the deal. There are plenty of stats you should know about Cespedes and his time with the Mets. Mike Vaccaro writes that with this move, the Mets are no longer a laughingstock. Jay Jaffe says the price is favorable for the Mets. The signing will be a big bet against fielding, writes Dave Cameron.

Lucas Duda and Jenrry Mejia also agreed to deals, avoiding arbitration.

It wasn't all good news for Mets players, as Carlos Torres was given his walking papers to make room for Antonio Bastardo on the 40-man roster. Torres had a few solid seasons as a rubber armed workhorse for the Mets.

This will get overshadowed by the Cespedes news but the Mets added infielder Niuman Romero on a minor league deal, likely as Binghamton/Las Vegas depth. Also, Danny Muno gets an invite to big league camp.

Get to know Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud!

Around the NL East

Welp, sorry Nationals!

Remember Shae Simmons? He'll be back from Tommy John surgery for the Braves.

Marcell Ozuna isn't getting traded now but will apparently have a short leash.

Around the Majors

Where do baseball stars get their awesome cars?

When will baseball run out of salary increases?

Daniel Norris is cancer free and ready for a great 2016.

The Cubs are the early favorites to win it all but will they do it?

This Date In Mets History

Ralph Kiner was elected to the Hall of Fame on this date in 1973!

Yesterday At AA

We covered the Cespedes rumors, documenting his wishes to stay with the Mets as well as his opt-out.

Time for a special Yoenis Cespedes edition of the podcast!

Our prospect list continued with CF Brandon Nimmo, who gets pushed a spot down the depth chart now.

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