Mets reportedly want Cespedes on one-year deal
Yoenis Cespedes is reportedly seeking a multi-year, eight-figure deal, similar to the one Jason Heyward signed with the Cubs, but the New York Mets want him on a shorter deal.
A much shorter deal.
According to MLB.com, the Mets "are willing to talk" to Cespedes if he's willing to sign a one-year deal. A one-year deal seems absurd at this point for Cespedes, even though it's relatively late in the offseason.
The Mets acquired Cespedes at the trade deadline last season, which catapulted their offense from one of the worst in the league to one of the best. The 30-year-old outfielder hit .287 with 17 home runs in 57 regular season games in Queens.
At this point, it sounds like it's an extreme long shot for Cespedes to return to the Mets, but the door isn't completely shut.