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We got Yo! (and snow…)

The snow plows on the Garden State Parkway woke me up, and the news I saw on my phone’s lock screen made me not really mind so much.

Yoenis Cespedes has agreed to a three-year contract with the Mets, with an opt-out after the first season. He’ll get $27.5 million this year, and $75 million over the life of the contract if he does not exercise the opt-out clause.

Score another win for Sandy Alderson. The 2016 Mets should be strong playoff contenders again.

(And yes, the snow is here too, but the blizzard conditions are waiting for it to be time for me to go to work.)

  

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Waiting for Yo (and snow)

Yoenis Cespedes waits in the on-deck circle (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Yoenis Cespedes waits in the on-deck circle during the final regular season Mets game of 2015. (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

All week, I’ve been hearing predictions about our first real snowstorm of the winter, which could bring blizzard conditions to New Jersey tomorrow.

All week, I’ve been reading about where Yoenis Cespedes will play baseball this season, which city he prefers and whether he’s a good teammate.

While Cespedes is mulling competing offers from the Washington Nationals and New York Mets that both fall far short of his desire, we’re left in limbo.

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Where will Yo go?

Yoenis Cespedes waits in the on-deck circle (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Yoenis Cespedes waits in the on-deck circle during the final regular season game of the Mets’ 2015 season (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is still a free agent, though it seems he might not be one for much longer.

When Chris Davis re-signed with the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, it seemed to close the door on the possibility that Cespedes would land a long-term contract this winter.

(The Orioles had been the only team willing to offer Cespedes a five-year deal, albeit for less money than he sought, and it looks to me like it was a negotiating ploy with Davis rather than genuine interest.)

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New Mets

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Jon Niese, one of the last Mets remaining who played for them at Shea Stadium, was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates this week. (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

The New York Mets completed an infield makeover this week, trading Jonathon Niese to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Neil Walker and signing free agent Asdrubal Cabrera.

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