“[Yoenis] Céspedes just told me in our @BBTN and @SportsCenter interview that he will be looking for a contract of 6+ years.” — ESPN’s Marly Rivera, via Twitter.

Well, there’s our first real indication of what Yoenis Cespedes will be looking for this off-season. Suppose you are Sandy Alderson: do you re-sign him?

Would you pay the price?

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“The Mets were a franchise-worst 0-for-19 with runners in scoring position, continuously failing in extra innings. They’re just the third team since 1974 to go hitless in at least 19 bats with runners in scoring position.”

— “Mets and Marlins make history” by Matt Ehalt / ESPN New York

Oliver Perez pitches against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in August 2012 (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Oliver Perez pitches against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in August 2012 (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

“[Oliver Perez’s] path to being an invaluable member of the Mariners actually began the day he left the Mets for good.

“‘I couldn’t believe it,’ Perez said in a recent interview. ‘I got home and I cried with my wife. I was in shock. But I was only 29. My family told me, ‘You are too young to quit.’ ‘”

— “Dumped by Mets, Perez Revives His Career as Mariner” by David Waldstein / New York Times