The New York Mets and Yoenis Cespedes agreed on three-year, $75 million deal on Friday night which includes an opt-out clause after the first year.
The power-hitting outfielder reportedly wanted to stay with the National League champions and eventually agreed to a shorter contract than he was offered by the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals.
Cespedes hit a career-high 35 home runs and drove in 105 runs while splitting time with Detroit and New York last season. He became red-hot after being dealt to the Mets at the trade deadline, crushing 17 homers in only 57 games.
Fans had begin to lose patience with team management for pinching pennies after coming a few bounces and breaks away from a World Series championship. Considering the fact they’d spent less than every other team this offseason, ponying up for Cespedes is a bit a surprise.
A good surprise, of course, for diehards like Jerry Seinfeld who took the opportunity to wedge in a Festivus referernce.
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