Yoenis Cespedes Newsbeat
Friday, February 03, 2017
This is reaction a GM hopes for when he signs a player to a big contract. I hope he can stay healthy.
Barwis marvels at Cespedes.
“He has made an extra level of commitment and with being the world-class athlete that he is, the expectations are limitless,’’ Barwis said in a raspy, “you can do it, bro,’’ voice. “He wants to prove to everyone that the Mets made the right commitment to him. You’re talking about a man who has the potential that few people who walk this earth can ever smell.
“He is inspired to achieve greatness, while inspiring others, a guy like that, there is no stopping him. His workout is phenomenal. He is in here five days a week day pushing hard.’’
Posted: February 03, 2017 at 06:52 AM | 14 comment(s)
Thursday, January 05, 2017
From all this — which Van Wagenen and Thousand presented in a 100-page book — they came up with a bottom line: Cespedes was worth $34.7 million to the Mets in 2016, or $7.1 million more than the team had paid him.
The message was clear. The Mets, who play in a big market but are restrained in their spending, could afford an expensive — at least for them — new multiyear contract for Cespedes, arguably the most dynamic baseball player in New York. They would make it back, and more.
Posted: January 05, 2017 at 09:22 AM | 0 comment(s)
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Within the industry, there is a growing sense the star outfielder will command a five-year deal, which would leave the Mets facing a major decision on their immediate future.
As it stands, the Mets are likely committed to signing the 31-year-old if a four-year contract in the $100 million-to-$110 million neighborhood can be hammered out, according to an industry source, but there is less clarity on the matter when an additional year — which could push the value of a deal beyond $130 million — is considered.
Posted: November 22, 2016 at 09:35 AM | 8 comment(s)
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
New York Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes and Chicago White Sox star Jose Abreu are among the Major League Baseball figures on a U.S. witness list for an upcoming Cuban ballplayer smuggling trial….
A grand jury indictment says Cuban baseball players paid the smuggling ring more than $15 million to leave the communist-run island in secretive ventures that included surreptitious boat voyages.
Sunday, November 06, 2016
Overpaying is great short-sighted thinking.
Or maybe at that point he and the Wilpons simply dig deep to keep Cespedes, realizing that sometimes overpaying for the right player is the price a New York franchise should be willing to pay for trying to win a championship.
As Alderson begins his seventh year as GM, the Mets are at that point. I’m convinced he knows it.
But we’ll see if he delivers on it.
Posted: November 06, 2016 at 10:12 AM | 24 comment(s)
Friday, October 07, 2016
Cespedes has stepped up with his production, and the Mets must step up with their years and dollars. See if a four-year, $100 million agreement — sure, go ahead and frontload it and offer him an opt-out after 2017, replicating the details that increased the lure of their prior agreement — will get it done. If Cespedes has too many superior offers? Jack it up to five years and $125 million.
Posted: October 07, 2016 at 08:31 AM | 50 comment(s)
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016
The Mets need a big few weeks from Cespedes.
Potentially getting injured starters Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz back before the end of the season would provide another boost to their playoff hopes. The Mets have leaned on a number of young arms recently to fill the holes in the rotation. It was Seth Lugo’s turn Sunday and he turned in seven innings, giving up two runs to lower his ERA to 2.40.
But until deGrom and Matz return, if they do, it’s up to Cespedes to carry the load and he’s shown with his play over the last week he’s willing and able to do so.
Posted: September 12, 2016 at 08:19 AM | 25 comment(s)
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