Per Ken Rosenthal, the Mets have re-signed Yoenis Cespedes, bringing him back to New York on a four-year, $110 million deal with a full no-trade clause. The Mets had made him a qualifying offer for 2017, and despite rumors that he might be heading to San Francisco or even Washington, he lands right back where he belongs.
Cespedes had a great year for the Mets, hitting really, really well. You know this already, as does every single person reading this delightful piece of news. Cespedes was the brightest spot on the team’s roster last year, and even reaching the Wild Card game without his contributions would have been unfathomable.
According to Jon Heyman, the contract terms are as follows:
2017: $22.5 million
2018: $29 million
2019: $29 million
2020: $29.5 million
If the Mets are to make a run at the World Series in 2017, this signing is one of the things that will make it possible. Should their pitching staff return to full strength by next March, too, we may get to see the powerhouse of a team we anticipated last year—one that can give the Nationals a run for their money.