Céspedes Re-Signs with the Mets


Yoenis Cespedes has agreed to a three-year deal worth $75 million with the New York Mets. The deal allows him to opt out after the first year, which will almost certainly be used. Cespedes will have the benefit of being the best outfielder in next year’s weak free agent class. If he does choose to opt out, he will have gotten paid $27.5 million in 2016. He will be joined by Carlos Gomez, Jose Bautista, and Josh Reddick next year in the top tier of free-agent outfielders. Continue reading


Playoff Bound Teams Spend Smart


The teams that make the biggest moves in the offseason, giving out huge amounts of money for an aging star or deal three prospects from your future of the franchise for a “proven” star, almost never are the teams that make it to the playoffs. Rather the teams that do make it are the ones that make smaller under-the-radar moves that are cost-effective options that turn out to pay huge dividends. Continue reading