Mets fans around the world are collectively exhaling sighs of relief after hearing that the Mets have re-signed Yoenis Cespedes early yesterday afternoon.
The New York Mets made it clear that their highest priority during the offseason was to bring back Cespedes, who since joining the team, almost single-handedly brought them a World Series Championship in 2015 and led them to the playoffs last year.
Last summer, the Mets were able to re-sign him for a 3 year $75 million contract, but he had the option to opt-out after the first year. After another great season and bringing the Mets back to the playoffs, he decided to opt-out of his contract to become a free agent.
They were able to sign Cespedes to a 4 year contract worth $110 million. Cespedes is now 31 years old. The Mets did a great job not being trapped into signing him for a deal longer than 4 years like most aging players get because they have leverage.